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 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. 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
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
Contact
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

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

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