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SYM4025

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)TBA

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to a range of survey research, including mail questionaires, face-to-face interviews, telephone interviews and focus group interviews. Attention will be directed toward assessing the strengths and weaknesses of these approaches. The unit had been designed to increase students' understanding of the underlying issues and debates concerning each survey technique including the writing of questions and various interviewer or respondent biases.

Assessment

Two practical assignments (2000 words each): 40%
Research report (5000 words): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Kirsten McLean and Associate Professor Dharma Arunachalam

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

Prohibitions

SYM5025