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SOCI301 Telling Sociological Stories

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
Paper code SOCI301
Subject Sociology
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $955.05
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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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

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system