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SOCI 3014 - Qualitative Research Methods in Social Sciences

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 6 units of Level II undergraduate study
Assumed Knowledge: Broad understanding of Social Research Methods
Assessment: Weekly reading-based quizzes (15%), Observational fieldwork report, 1500 words (25%), Participation (leading, facilitating and promoting seminar discussion) (10%), Major essay, 3000 words (50%)
Syllabus:

The aim of this course is to develop students’ understanding of the various traditions, methodologies and methods that inform qualitative research. Qualitative research helps social researchers access deep aspects of lived experience and can help us address some of the elusive ‘why?’ questions of social life. Qualitative research helps us appreciate the complexity and richness of social life, which is typically inaccessible to large scale social surveys. Students will encounter a wide range of qualitative research methods and perspectives, for example, feminist perspectives, symbolic interactionism, ethnography, discourse analysis, qualitative interviews, participatory action research. Students will have the opportunity to test out some of these methods and will also develop skills in question development and linking research methods to questions in a manner that facilitates robust research practice.

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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: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
19675 LEC0 130 5 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10246 SE03 40 FULL 2 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 9am - 11am Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room
27 Apr - 18 May Wednesday 9am - 11am Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room
12732 SE01 50 3 1 Mar - 5 Apr Tuesday 2pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
26 Apr - 17 May Tuesday 2pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
12989 SE05 40 2 4 Mar - 8 Apr Friday 11am - 1pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 20 May Friday 11am - 1pm Horace Lamb, 422, Teaching Room