Researching Sex and Drugs A - ARTS5041

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: HIV Social Research

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Research

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

View course information for previous years.


Introduces students to practical and conceptual aspects of conducting quantitative research on sex and drug practices. Provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to conduct quantitative research projects and make sense of published research. Introduces concepts and debates underpinning quantitative research methods; considerations for researching sensitive and stigmatised practices; a background to research design and method; how to formulate research questions; sampling theory; questionnaire design; collecting data; reliability and validity theory; quantitative data analysis; intrepreting, presenting and writing about quantitative data. Includes the hands-on use of SPSS statistical software, of which no prior knowledge assumed.
Lower campus promenade

Study Levels

UNSW Quick Links