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Unit details

ASC250 - Social Research: An Introduction

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:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


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 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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