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Applying sociological theory and research methodologies in community-based research projects.
The internship paper serves as a bridge for students terminating their degrees by providing them with specific research experience in the community that could prepare them for an entry-level policy analyst position in either the government or an NGO.
|Paper title||Public Sociology|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$929.55|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 18 200-level SOCI points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- May not be credited together with SOCI304 passed between 2012-2014.
- More information link
- Teaching staff
Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Associate Professor Martin Tolich
- Teaching Arrangements
One 2-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial each week.
Tolich, Martin (2018) Public Sociology Capstones: Non-Neolibral Alternatives to Internships, Routledge.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will
- Work cooperatively and effectively within a 3-4 member research team
- Use methodological skills and theoretical insights to define an iterative research topic, which should be negotiated with the client
- Design a mixed-methods research instrument that meets the needs of the research question
- Gain experience working within a community agency and conducting oneself as a professional researcher
- Conduct the research adhering to key ethical principles