units

ATS4677

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland First semester 2014 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Nick Osbaldiston

Notes

Previously coded SCY4801

Synopsis

Theories and methods for research in sociology. Recent trends in sociological theorising. Different methods for the collection of empirical data. The relationship between theory and practice. Issues in the process of research.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of key developments in contemporary sociological theorising and research, and an understanding of the links with the work of classical sociologists;
  2. Show an understanding of the connections and disconnections between various themes in terms of their ontological and epistemological assumptions;
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic research strategies which arise from these assumptions and the variety of methods each employs;
  4. Show awareness of and sensitivity towards a range of ethical and political issues in the conduct of research; and
  5. Apply this knowledge in undertaking their own research projects.

Assessment

Written work: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

Prerequisites

First degree with a major in sociology or related discipline

Prohibitions

GSC4211, APG4677, SCY4801