In this unit you will use your research skills to debate, examine and analyse theoretical and methodological approaches to research in the social sciences disciplines. You will also develop a research proposal that incorporates, appropriate to your discipline, effective research design, data collection and data analysis techniques, and coverage of relevant ethical issues.
|Unit name||Advanced Research in Social Sciences|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|Sociology and Criminology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Emily Hansen|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain the key elements of research design in the social sciences.
- Analyse the role of concepts and theory in framing research projects.
- Evaluate discipline-relevant methodology and methods traditions in social science research.
- Communicate your ideas clearly and in conformity to disciplinary standards.
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|Assessment||Thesis Research Question (20%)|Presentation on Draft Research Proposal (30%)|Research Proposal (50%)|
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