Units of Study

SLSS2601 - Socio-Legal Research

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Deirdre Howard-Wagner


This unit will develop an understanding of social science research methods as they apply to socio-legal studies. It will therefore discuss the theoretical aspects of research design and methodology and provide an overview of the main research methods applicable in socio-legal studies. These will include the development of research questions; examination of statutes, legislation, case law and law reform debates; library and archive research; content analysis and discourse analysis; interviewing; participant observation; data recording, coding and analysis; and research ethics.


1x tutorial presentation (20%), 1x2000wd content analysis exercise (40%) and 1x2000wd research essay (40%)


unit reader availabe through the University Copy Centre


1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2 and 1x1-hr computer lab/week commencing week 2


(SLSS1001 and SLSS1003) or (SLSS1001 and SLSS1002)

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