2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*
ASC161, ASC350, ASC450, ASC461
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2-hour class per week
1 x 1-hour online seminar per week
*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery
The unit enables students to explore different modes of social science research. It comprises:
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Understand different research methodologies and the part these play in interpreting and understanding social life
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
Evaluate a range of research methodologies and be able to deconstruct designs and present arguments, incorporating the pros and cons, of each research method
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO5: Problem solving
Apply basic skills in qualitative data analysis and be able to design, collect and analyse these kinds of data
Apply basic skills in quantitative data analysis and be able to design, collect and analyse these kinds of data and have basic competencies with computer-assisted data analysis
Engage constructively with wider communities, and apply different research methods to offer solutions to social issues
GLO8: Global citizenship
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Report
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: ASC250 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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