HRS410 Honours Research Methods (8)

Students completing this subject will have the capacity to identify and justify an appropriate approach to research methodology.This subject introduces students to the research methods and encourages an appreciation of why and how research is generated. Topics include the philosophical underpinning of research traditions, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, development of a researchable question, and critiquing research.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Orange Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Orange Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Orange Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HRS410. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

Faculty of Science

Enrolment Restrictions

Enrolment into this subject is for Science Honours students only.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to differentiate qualitative and quantitative methodology
  • Be able to examine and understand research problems, purposes and hypotheses
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of populations and samples
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of measurement and data collection in research

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Research problems, questions and hypotheses
  • Conceptual and theoretical contexts
  • Research design for qualitative studies
  • Research design for quantitative studies
  • Data collection
  • Quantitative data analysis
  • Qualitative data analysis

Contact

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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