Please note, this unit is no longer offered. Please refer to XBR212 Interdisciplinary Social Research.
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|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
Professor Bruce Tranter and Dr Emily Hansen (Hobart)
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.
|Band||Field of Education|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
HGA203, HGA106, HSA264, HSA364, HSD203, HSD303, HGE202, HGE302, HEJ217, HEJ317
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%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.
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