The subject introduces students to advanced methodology of social science. Emphasis is placed on the procedures of social research, including both qualitative and quantitative methodology. In addition, students are instructed in the use of standardised statistical computer packages as an aid to the data analysis.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Social Research
History and philosophy of science; basic assumptions and conceptual models of science; varieties of social research; measurement and scaling; research process. Initiating social research; formulation of the research topic; exploratory studies; operational definitions (operationalisation); formulation of hypotheses; reference made to both quantitative and qualitative research. Research design; sampling procedures in qualitative and quantitative research; types of sampling; sample size. Methods of data collection in quantitative and quantitative research; surveys, indirect methods, observation; unobtrusive methods; experiments and sociometry; field research, case studies and group discussion; administrative considerations; working with computers. Protests and pilot studies; collection of data; quantitative and qualitative procedures; administrative and methodological considerations. Data analysis; quantitative and qualitative procedures. Data presentation; report writing.
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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.