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ASC250 - Social Research: An Introduction

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:A Singleton




Incompatible with: ASC161, ASC350


Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


The basic aim of this unit is to enable students to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the data gathering and data analysis work of social researchers. It includes the following main sections:
(i) some basic concepts in social research, including research design, measurement and sampling;
(ii) the main data collection techniques used by social scientists, including surveys, field research, unobtrusive research and experiments;
(iii) fundamentals of the analysis of data, including describing single variables, measuring associations between two variables, and testing hypotheses.


On-line quizzes x 5 (25%)
Statistics assignment;1300 words(25%)
Examination (50%)

Unit Fee Information

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