Research Methods - SRAP5101

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Social Sciences

Course Outline: School of Social Sciences

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: Enrolment in Master of Development Studies, Master of IR, Master of Public Policy & Governance, Master of Policy Studies, Graduate Diploma in Development Studies (Int Dev), Graduate Diploma in IR, or Graduate Certificate in IR

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course introduces the process of conducting research and will present contemporary social research methods of relevance to the study of policy, development and international relations. In the course, you will explore the processes involved in locating and making sense of information and in generating new information through research. Covering both qualitative and quantitative research methods, the course reviews online and offline surveys, controlled type studies, in-depth interviews and focus groups, observational research, textual analysis and program evaluation. You will learn the concepts and challenges with conducting research. You will also acquire skills in research design, data collection, data analysis and report-writing.

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