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Methods of Social Research will familiarise you with the key methods of sociological research, quantitative and qualitative approaches to answering social research questions, and the problems that may arise while undertaking social research as an inexperienced practitioner.
This online unit will equip you with practical skills in the design, collection, analysis and presentation of data, offering hands-on practice employing a number of research methods to generate valid and reliable results.
Delivered by Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University, you will close out the unit by preparing a research proposal outlining a program of research to be followed in response to the considered issue.
Applicants must complete level 1 sociology units before starting this unit.
In this Methods of Social Research unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit will equip you with the skills necessary to pursue a career in sociological research, though these methods and techniques could also be used for broader research goals, such as in the advertising and marketing fields, to provide greater insight into a targeted group.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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