Faculty of Arts
|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered||Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)|
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
|Coordinator(s)||Associate Professor Philip Chubb|
Previously coded JCS3603
This unit provides students with a thorough, critical introduction to the quantitative and qualitative methodologies of research in the social sciences for journalistic purposes, with an emphasis on computer-assisted research. Topics covered include introductory statistics, accessing and using databases in Australia, Europe and North America, archival and documentary research, memory and oral history, analysis of financial statements and company records, epidemiology, focus groups and interviewing.
On successful completion of this unit students should be able to
Minimum requirement: attendance and participation as specified in the Unit Guide for the mode of delivery.
Minor project (1500 words): 30%
Class presentation and report (500 words): 20%
Major project (2500 words): 50%
1-hour lecture per week
1-hour tutorial per week