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Area/Catalogue
WELF 4033

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
154581

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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

Course owner
UniSA Justice & Society

Course aim

To develop students' advanced knowledge of social research perspectives and techniques and an advanced
knowledge of the theories and values that guide research approaches and methods.

Course content

Students will develop an advanced knowledge of social theories and the social purpose of research and of
research design and methodology including quantitative and qualitative methods and techniques. Students will
develop the cognitive and technical skills to design and use research in a project and communicate research
findings.

Textbook(s)

Walter, M (ed) 2006, Social research methods: an Australian perspective, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne

Prerequisite(s)

All third year courses in the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL (INTENSIVE)
Workshop 8 hours x 5 days
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER (INTENSIVE)
Workshop 8 hours x 5 days
INTERNAL, WHYALLA (INTENSIVE)
Workshop 8 hours x 5 days

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 (INTENSIVE)
Literature review 3000 words 70% N/A
Research proposal 1500 words 30% N/A
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER (INTENSIVE)
Literature review 3000 words 70% N/A
Research proposal 1500 words 30% N/A
INTERNAL, WHYALLA (INTENSIVE)
Literature review 3000 words 70% N/A
Research proposal 1500 words 30% 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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* 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.

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