Master of Applied Social Research
Course summary for local students
|Award granted ||Master of Applied Social Research|
*All students should note that campus attendance will be required for ASC744 Analysis of Quantitative Data, offered as intensive weekend study.
|Length||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
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Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.
|Deakin course code ||A719|
The Master of Applied Social Research is designed to equip graduates with practical and analytical skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods. It aims to develop holistic social researchers who are confident and competent in designing, conducting, interpreting and presenting research. You will examine conceptual and theoretical frameworks informing the research environment as a means to operate effectively within it.
The focus of the program is on building a comprehensive suite of skills and knowledge that can be applied to the social research context. Course content covers the stages of conceptualising and planning research (including ethical, cultural and theoretical dimensions), as well as the requisite skills and techniques used to carry out qualitative and quantitative research (data collection, manipulation, analysis and dissemination). Elective offerings enable you to tailor your degree to your area of interest, with specialisms available in communication, gender, health and social policy.
To qualify for the award of Master of Applied Social Research, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study made up in one of the following ways:
- 4 credit points of core units and 4 credit points of units chosen from a specialisation
- 4 credit points of core units and 4 credit points from elective list (chosen with the permission of the Course Director)
- 4 credit points of core units and 4 credit points of minor thesis (as pathway to PhD)
|ASC741||Conducting Qualitative Research |
|ASC743||Analysing Qualitative Data |
|ASC744||Analysis of Quantitative Data |
|AIP747||Policy and Program Evaluation |
|ALC705||Organisational Communication: Culture, Diversity, Technology and Change (not offered 2015)|
|ALC706||Culture, Communication and Globalisation: Critical Practices in/and Local Cultures (not offered 2015)|
|ASD711||Unit description is currently unavailable |
|EXE738||Policy Studies in Global and Local Contexts |
|HSH701||Principles and Practice of Public Health |
|HSH702||Contemporary Health Issues and Policies |
|SLE721||Policy and Planning for Sustainable Development |
|AID714||Unit description is currently unavailable |
|AIP777||Accountability and Corporate Social Responsibility |
|ACC717||Law Media and Communication [Formerly ALJ724]|
|ALR718||Critical Public Relations, Culture and Social Change |
|ALW729||Writing for Communication Media |
|ASD710||Unit description is currently unavailable |
|EXE732||Social Justice and Difference |
Trimester 1 or trimester 2
Trimester 2 or trimester 3
|HSH705||Needs Assessment and Health Program Planning |
Minor Thesis units
Trimester 1 or trimester 2
Note: Students may undertake any postgraduate unit offered within the Faculty of Arts and Education with approval of the Course Director.