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.
|Paper title||Telling Sociological Stories|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$913.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,073.40|
- 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.
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- 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 are not required for this paper.
Readings will be available through Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Critical thinking, Information literacy.
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- 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