GEOG 1005 - Social Science Techniques I
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GEOG 1005 - Social Science Techniques I

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Incompatible: GEOG 2132, SOCI 2002, GEST 2100
Assessment: Workshop participation 10%, workshop exercises 50%, 2 hour final exam 40%.

The course aims to provide students with a perspective on the role of social sciences within contemporary society, especially in Australia, and teach a number of fundamental skills which are expected of professional social scientists in the contemporary world. These skills are an important acquisition for students, whether they seek to gain employment in the public and private sectors or to proceed to higher level research within their chosen social discipline. Students of this course should emerge from it with a sound background in the main sources of social science information and data available in Australia, and the major methods of analysing information from these sources. Topics include measurement, exploratory data analysis, descriptive statistics, data collection, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, correlation, and graphical procedures. Computer Workshops provide hands-on training and skills in data analysis. No prior background or knowledge in computing, mathematics or statistics is assumed. The aim is to teach students a range of data analysis techniques and how to interpret the results.

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Postgraduate Coursework
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 15/03/2021 Thu 25/03/2021 Fri 07/05/2021 Fri 11/06/2021

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10220 WR01 20 14 4 Mar - 8 Apr Thursday 2pm - 4pm Napier, 107, Computer Suite
29 Apr - 3 Jun Thursday 2pm - 4pm Napier, 107, Computer Suite