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ASC250 - Social Research: An Introduction

Unit details

Year2015 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, ASC450, ASC461

Contact hours:

Burwood: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week    

Waurn Ponds: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


The basic aim of this unit is to enable students to become familiar with different modes of social science research and analysis. It comprises:

(i) some basic concepts in social research, including research design, measurement and sampling;

(ii) Qualitative approaches, including in-depth interviews, content analysis, coding and analysis;

(iii) Quantitative approaches, including survey design, sampling and computer-assisted data analysis.


Qualitative research report, 2000 words (50%)

Quantitative data report, 2000 words (50%) 

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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