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HRS410 Honours Research Methods (8)

Abstract

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 Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
On CampusAlbury-Wodonga Campus
On CampusBathurst Campus
On CampusOrange Campus
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
On CampusAlbury-Wodonga Campus
On CampusBathurst Campus
On CampusOrange Campus
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
Session 3
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
On CampusAlbury-Wodonga Campus
On CampusBathurst Campus
On CampusOrange Campus
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLFaculty 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

The 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

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 13 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.