Sociological Theory and Practice (SCLG3602)


This unit addresses the political, ethical and practical problems that may arise during the process of conducting research. It will also examine the social and logical links between theory, method, data and analysis. In the seminars we will critically examine the work of other researchers to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their approaches. As part of their assessment, students will select a topic of their own and develop a theoretically informed research proposal.

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1x3hr seminar/week


1300wd group Oral Presentation (30%) and 1000wd project report (20%) and 2200wd research proposal (50%)

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Unit of study rules


(12 Senior credit points from Sociology) or (12 Junior credit points from Socio-legal Studies and SLSS2601)



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