Courses & Units

Research Strategies for the Social Sciences HGA340

Hobart

Note:

Please note, this unit can be undertaken as an elective in the Sociology major. The core research unit for the Sociology major is XBR212 Interdisciplinary Social Research (or HGA203/303 Social and Political Research for students who passed the unit prior to 2018).

Introduction

This unit builds upon research strategies introduced in XBR212 Interdisciplinary Social Research. Students will develop social research skills in major qualitative and quantitative methods in the social sciences. Qualitative and quantitative research design, data collection, data analysis and interpretation of findings will be covered with particular emphasis upon qualitative interviewing and survey research.  The unit will provide students with the skills to study a range of social phenomena and is highly recommended for students intending to enrol in social science honours.

Summary

Unit name Research Strategies for the Social Sciences
Unit code HGA340
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Teaching staff

Professor Bruce Tranter and Dr Emily Hansen

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 090301

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

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

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2.5 hours weekly contact (combining face to face and online)

Assessment

Two short assignments (50%), 2,500 word assignment (40%), tutorial/lab participation (10%)

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Textbooks

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