ASC250 - Contemporary Social Research


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online, CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:






Incompatible with:

ASC161, ASC350, ASC450, ASC461

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 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:

  1. Key concepts in social research, including research design, ethics and sampling
  2. Qualitative and ethnographic approaches, including in-depth interviews, participant observation and data analysis
  3. Social surveys, including survey design, sampling, data analysis and reporting

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