Doing Socio-Legal Research (SLSS3601)


This unit will develop an understanding of social science research methods as they apply to quantitative and qualitative socio-legal studies. The unit will consider the epistemological, ontological and theoretical aspects of qualitative and quantitative research design and methodology and provide an overview of the main research methods applicable in both qualitative and quantitative socio-legal studies. Students will learn about the different stages involved in the development of both qualitative and quantitative socio-legal research projects.

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Further unit of study information


1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr qualitative workshop/week,1x1hr quantitative computer lab/week


500wd quiz (20%) and 2x250wd data analysis exercise (2x10%) and 2x1500wd research report (2x30%)

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6 Senior credit points from Socio-Legal Studies and (SCLG2602 or SCLG2632)



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