CULT 3001 Applied Social Research

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101552

Coordinator Jeeva Sajan Opens in new window

Description In this unit students continue their education in social research, building on 400337 Social Research Methods. Students gain experience in using tools and techniques for the collection, analysis and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data using real world examples. They gain experience in using various primary and secondary sources of data and designing the collection of data through surveys and interviews. Students will also examine the application of research to, for example, program evaluation and policy development, thus preparing students for professional contexts as generators and critical consumers of social research.

School Social Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) HUMN 2049

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Apply social research methods to real world social issues
  2. Evaluate real world research reports
  3. Demonstrate research skills by collecting qualitative and quantitative data
  4. Demonstrate research skills by analysing and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data

Subject Content

1. How methodology informs methods for data collection and data analyses
2. The characteristics of quantitative and qualitative data
3. Using primary and secondary data sets
4. The design and administration of surveys and interviews
5. The use of case studies, field research, observation and other methods
6. Analyses interpretations and reporting of a range of quantitative and qualitative data types and sources
7. Applications of research to program evaluation and policy development
8. How social research is used to effect action and change

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Critical Review (1) - application and evaluation of real world research 1,200 words 30 N Individual
Critical Review (2) - applications and evaluations of real world research 1,200 words 30 N Individual
Portfolio of data analyses and critical reflections 1,000 words, plus evidence of engagement 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2021-2022 Summer

Liverpool (Summer A)

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Subject Contact Jeeva Sajan Opens in new window

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2022 Semester 1

Penrith (Kingswood)

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Subject Contact Gerda Roelvink Opens in new window

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Liverpool

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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Subject Contact Gerda Roelvink Opens in new window

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2022 Trimester 1

Wsu Online

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Subject Contact Alexia Cameron Opens in new window

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2022 Trimester 3

Wsu Online

Online

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Sydney City

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Subject Contact Andrey Zheluk, Gerda Roelvink Opens in new window

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