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Area/Catalogue
HUMS 1004

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
006876

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

Course aim

To develop students' knowledge of research methods related to practice in the human services through analyses of the concepts, processes and methods of applied social research.

Course content

The students will develop ability to conceptualise meanings of knowledge, overview of the research process; research as practice with examples from social research as activism, social policy development, community development, submissions for funding for organisations and programs and evidence based daily practice; formulating the research question and aims; the use and engagement of literature in research; research design including theoretical orientations; sampling methods; ethics, equity and diversity; introduction to examples of qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis; and writing research proposals.

Textbook(s)

Neuman, W. L . 2014, Social research methods: qualitative and quantitative approaches, 7th [Pearson New International Edition] , Harlow Pearson Education Limited, Boston, USA

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1.5 hours x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External (Online) 2.5 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1.5 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1.5 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Research critique 1800 words 40% N/A
Research proposal 2700 words 60% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Research critique 1800 words 40% N/A
Research proposal 2700 words 60% N/A
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Research critique 1800 words 40% N/A
Research proposal 2700 words 60% N/A
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Research critique 1800 words 40% N/A
Research proposal 2700 words 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy

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