University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

DEVT 4005 - Research Methods in International Development

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 6
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: Students enrolled in DEVT Honours program
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: Completed Bachelor Degree with a Major in International Development at a Distinction average
Assessment: Literature Review (50%), Critical Evaluation Essay (50%)

This course will provide Honours students with a strong foundation in the conceptualisation and operationalisation of research, how to design a research project and 'hands-on' skills in the utilisation of different research methods in International Development. Students will be exposed to a wide range of research methods used in the context of international development, and will learn key principles of research design and implementation. Some topics that will be covered in detail include participatory research, interviewing, case study analysis, focus groups, and analysing and presenting data. Intellectual and methodological debates will be discussed in order to assist students to develop informed opinions and a critical appreciation for other's research. The imperative for ethical research practice will be presented. Students will be equipped with the knowledge and ability to undertake methodologically sound, original research projects (their Honours thesis project) and will develop a set of transferable workplace skills.

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Commonwealth supported
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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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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 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12071 SE01 5 4 3 Mar - 7 Apr Thursday 9am - 11am Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
5 May - 26 May Thursday 9am - 11am Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
20364 SE02 5 5 3 Mar - 7 Apr Thursday 9am - 11am MyUni, OL, Online Class
28 Apr - 2 Jun Thursday 9am - 11am MyUni, OL, Online Class