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HCS204 Research Methods (8)

Abstract

This subject will introduce students to research strategies in the Human Services and teach them to interpret research findings as well as conduct research in their own right. The subject will examine various methods of research, both qualitative and quantitative. Within future practice, students will often need to conduct research or oversee the research of others. This subject will introduce students to this process. By the end of the subject they should be able to write a research proposal as well as be able to make sense of the findings of others. 

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
On CampusDubbo Campus
On CampusPort Macquarie
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
Session 3
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HCS204
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of various research methods
  • be able to critically evaluate research reports
  • be able to prepare a research proposal concerning social issues

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Research Methods: Introduction to social research; Research process; Ethics; Sampling; Surveys and Interviews; Evaluation; Action Research and other methods; Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis; Statistics; Action Research and other methods; Research Report

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 20 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.