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ASC250 - Social Research: An Introduction

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:N Millen
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ASC161, ASC350, ASC450, ASC461

Note: 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.

Content

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.

Assessment

Qualitative research report, 2000 words (50%)

Quantitative data report, 2000 words (50%) 

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