SOCI 204

Research Methods

Course overview

You’ll cultivate your knowledge of social science research methods including qualitative and quantitative methods with an emphasis on the design, implementation and analysis of survey research, interviewing and the ethics of social science research.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 75 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • a minimum of 75 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any level 100 course
  • any level 200 course
  • any level 300 course

Available semesters Semester 1 2024
Credits 15
Domestic fees $837.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Define and describe terms associated with social science research.
  2. Critically evaluate research literature.
  3. Choose, conceptualise and design a research project.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of some of the ethical and political considerations in social science research.
  5. Design and implement appropriate quantitative and qualitative research methodologies for specific research projects.
  6. Execute basic data analysis.
  7. Present research results in an appropriate form.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the contributions of social science research in contemporary society.
  9. Work collaboratively as part of a project team.

Course examiners

Gebeyaw Degarege

Dr Gebeyaw Degarege


Faculty of Environment, Society and Design