This unit of study covers a variety of research methods relevant to research in a community development or digital media context. The methodological foundations to various approaches to social research will be critically reviewed. Students will become broadly familiar with the concepts of design, quantitative and qualitative research methods. They will be able to select a research topic(s), design research proposal(s) and adopt appropriate research methods. To emphasise skills development in research training, students will practise with (and use) commonly used social research software tools. This unit will also provide an overview of ethical codes of conduct and practices when engaging in research.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Students will be provided with readings via VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):