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SOCI301 Mixed Methods

Skills in reading, interpreting, and understanding sociological data, focusing on discovering the social world by mixing methods, i.e. integrating qualitative and quantitative methods within a single project.

Paper title Mixed Methods
Paper code SOCI301
Subject Sociology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $886.35
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,766.35

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Prerequisite
18 200-level SOCI, GEND, CRIM or ANTH points or 54 200-level Arts points
Restriction
EDUC 351
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited together with SOCI 304 passed in 2010.
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinators and Lecturers: Dr Melanie Beres and Dr Bryndl Hohmann-Marriott
Paper Structure

This paper is designed around two course projects: one focused on the analysis of qualitative data and the other on quantitative data. Over the course of the semester students will develop their own research projects based on datasets provided by the instructors. Upon completion of the final projects students will have gained experience in analysing both types of data.

Small additional assignments at the beginning and end of the paper are designed to sensitise students to possibilities of mixing qualitative and quantitative methods within a single project.

The paper is fully internally assessed.

Teaching Arrangements
Lectures: Two hours per week
Tutorials: Two hours per week, starting from the second week
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Readings will be available through Blackboard.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • This paper will explore theory and philosophy that frames research methods
  • We will focus on the analysis phase of the research process and working with qualitative and quantitative data
  • Strategies for using qualitative and quantitative data together to answer important social questions will be explored

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 09:00-10:50 29-34, 36-41

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

Skills in reading, interpreting, and understanding sociological data, focusing on discovering the social world by mixing methods, i.e. integrating qualitative and quantitative methods within a single project.

Paper title Mixed Methods
Paper code SOCI301
Subject Sociology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2020 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
18 200-level SOCI, GEND, CRIM or ANTH points or 54 200-level Arts points
Restriction
EDUC 351
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited together with SOCI 304 passed in 2010.
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinators and Lecturers: Dr Melanie Beres and Dr Bryndl Hohmann-Marriott
Paper Structure

This paper is designed around two course projects: one focused on the analysis of qualitative data and the other on quantitative data. Over the course of the semester students will develop their own research projects based on datasets provided by the instructors. Upon completion of the final projects students will have gained experience in analysing both types of data.

Small additional assignments at the beginning and end of the paper are designed to sensitise students to possibilities of mixing qualitative and quantitative methods within a single project.

The paper is fully internally assessed.

Teaching Arrangements
Lectures: Two hours per week
Tutorials: Two hours per week, starting from the second week
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Readings will be available through Blackboard.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • This paper will explore theory and philosophy that frames research methods
  • We will focus on the analysis phase of the research process and working with qualitative and quantitative data
  • Strategies for using qualitative and quantitative data together to answer important social questions will be explored

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 09:00-10:50 29-34, 36-41

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41