Courses & Units

Skills and Research Methods Workshop HGA405

Hobart, Launceston


The Honours Skills and Research Methods Workshop will be taught in weekly two hour seminar sessions and a one day workshop. Each week a sociological or criminological staff member with expertise in a particular method of data collection and/or analysis will give a forty minute presentation. This will be followed by a discussion session. There will also be a set reading each week that students need to read before the seminar. Students will be required to write a 2500 word critical piece about the research method they have selected for their own honours project. They will also give a ten minute class presentation about the strengths and weaknesses of the method they have selected and explain why it is suitable for their intended research project.


Unit name Skills and Research Methods Workshop
Unit code HGA405
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology

Bruce Tranter

Level Honours
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 090301

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

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    Teaching Pattern

    Weekly 2 hour video linked seminars weeks 4-9 and a full day workshop held in Launceston and Hobart.


    Oral presentation of research methods; and one major assignment (2,500 words)

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