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Skills and Research Methods Workshop HGA405


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


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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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