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COMN12-213: Introduction to Research Methods

Description

This subject provides students with an overview of research methods commonly used in the Social Sciences and Humanities fields.  Students are introduced to the research process, and learn about a range of quantitative and qualitative methods.  Students engage in a research project, from initial design through final analysis, and develop relevant skills through ‘hands-on’ experience.  Students who successfully complete this subject will enhance their abilities as both primary researchers and critical consumers of research.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeCOMN12-213
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the principles of qualitative and quantitative research methodology and apply theory to practical research projects.
2. Deal with research problems, time management and decision making.
3. Demonstrate practical data collection and analytical skills and will design a complete, professional research report.
4. Demonstrate advanced understanding of social and ethical obligations in academic and corporate research environments.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?

Nil

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Last withdrawal?05/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens11/11/2018
Semester start14/01/2019
Subject start14/01/2019
Cancellation 1?28/01/2019
Cancellation 2?04/02/2019
Last enrolment27/01/2019
Last withdrawal?08/02/2019
Teaching census?08/02/2019