Courses & Units

Social and Political Research HGA303

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


Core unit for Politics and Policy major in Bachelor of Social Science


The unit provides an introduction to social research as practiced in the social sciences, particularly sociology. Students will be introduced to research methods that enable the collection and analysis of data relating to a range of social phenomena. They will consider how social data are patterned and examine social data using a variety of research methods.


Unit name Social and Political Research
Unit code HGA303
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology

Professor Bruce Tranter (Hobart)

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


This unit is currently unavailable.


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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HGA203, HGA106, HSA264, HSA364, HSD203, HSD303, HGE202, HGE302, HEJ217, HEJ317


Teaching Pattern

On campus: 1.5 hour weekly lecture; 1-hour lab/tutorial weekly

Off campus: Weekly online lecture and support materials; online Discussion forum weekly.


Three online tests (60%), 2,500 word assignment (40%)

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Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.


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