Pre-requisites: Basic computer literacy required


SNM6830 - Research Methods Unit normally taken in preceding semester

Co-requisites: SNM606

Aims/Description: Through planning and designing their own research projects, students undertaking this unit will be exposed to a range of intellectual and philosophical influences underpinning research. Some of the practical challenges encountered in doing research will be identified and students will be encouraged to explore ways of managing and resolving such challenges. The importance of conducting data gathering in an ethically sound manner, sensitive to the needs of research subjects, will be emphasised. Students will acquire skills in critical self-scrutiny and active reflexivity through examining the researcher role and relationships with research subjects.

Restrictions on availability: No

Staff Contact: Lisa Bell
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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