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Social Inquiry: Qualitative Methods - SCLG2602

Year - 2018

This unit of study introduces students to a range of qualitative research methods in common usage throughout the social sciences. The unit has both analytical and practical components. With regard to the former, students are introduced to the methodological issues in contemporary sociology and their impact on the research process. An emphasis will be placed on developing a critical ability to read sociological research, with an eye to understanding its methodological adequacy, the political and ethical issues that arise whilst conducting research, and debates over interpretation and the production of knowledge. With regard to the latter component, students will undertake practical exercises in order to learn to appreciate and use a selection of research approaches, methods and techniques.

Classes
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment
1x1250wd Research ethics Essay (30%), 1x2000wd Qualitative interview exercise (40%), 1x1250wd Content analysis exercise (30%)

Pre-requisites

(12 Junior credit points from Sociology) or (12 Junior credit points from Gender and Cultural Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations) or (12 Junior credit points from Socio-legal Studies)

Prohibitions

SCLG2002, SCLG2521

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Sociology and Social Policy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Winter Main

02 Jul 2018

Department/School: Sociology and Social Policy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 09 Jul 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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