Units of Study

SLSS2601 - Socio-Legal Research

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Allen George


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%)


A reader will be availabe through the University Copy Centre


1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week and 1x1hr computer lab/week


(SLSS1001 and SLSS1003) or (SLSS1001 and SLSS1002)

Additional Information

As part of the 2014 curriculum review this unit of study has been replaced by SLSS3601. This unit of study will not be offered again.


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