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    Critical appraisal of how we tell stories about the social world through research. Develop and apply skills in reading, interpreting and understanding different kinds of sociological data.

    About this paper

    Paper title Telling Sociological Stories
    Subject Sociology
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    18 200-level ANTH, CRIM, GEND or SOCI points or 54 200-level Arts points
    EDUC 351
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    May not be credited together with SOCI304 passed in 2010.

    Teaching staff

    Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Associate Professor Melanie Beres

    Paper Structure

    This paper is designed around a real-life research project. Students will be able to work with qualitative and quantitative data to answer sociological questions. The focus is on interpretation of data and results to better understand the social world.

    Teaching Arrangements
    Lectures: Two hours per week
    Tutorials: Two hours per week, starting from the second week
    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


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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