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APG4683

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Dharma Arunachalam

Notes

Previously coded SYM4025

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%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

Prohibitions

APG5683