This unit of study aims to provide students with limited, supervised experience in planning, conducting, analysing and reporting a socially significant research study. On completion of this unit of study, students should be able to: further understand the significance of social research and the difficulties associated with undertaking social research and design and complete a qualitative and/or quantitative research study with some degree of independence.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
APS3040

Prerequisites

APS3030 - Social Research Methods

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Explicate understanding of the significance of applied social research;  
  2. Articulate the difficulties associated with undertaking social research and apply skills to manage such difficulties;  
  3. Apply knowledge gained in research methods to design and complete a qualitative and/or quantitative research study;  
  4. Work collaboratively to develop research proposal, strategies for data gathering and analysis; and  
  5. Competently present and defend the research project.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Research proposal (1000 words) 10%
Presentation Oral presentation of completed report (15 minutes) 20%
Research Paper Research report (quantitative or qualitative) (3000 words) 70%

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