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HUMR71-100: Research Methods


This is a postgraduate research methods class designed for masters students pursuing advanced specialisations in the humanities or social sciences. The subject reviews the purposes for social research, competing paradigms, qualitative and quantitative research designs and tools for analysis, and establishes a foundation for valuable lifelong learning skills.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering - Online]
  • January 2020 [Non-Standard Offering - On Campus - Weeks 3 & 8]
  • January 2020 [Non-Standard Offering - On Campus - Weeks 2 & 7]
  • May 2020 [Non-Standard Offering - On Campus]
  • May 2020 [Standard Offering - Online]
  • September 2020 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2020 [Standard Offering - Online]
  • January 2021 [Standard Offering - Online]
  • January 2021 [Non-Standard Offering - On Campus]
  • May 2021 [Non-Standard Offering - On Campus]
  • May 2021 [Standard Offering - Online]
Study areas
  • International Relations and Humanities
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $2,340
  • Commencing in 2021: $2,430

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 an advanced understanding of social and ethical obligations in academic and corporate research environments.

Enrolment requirements

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  • This subject is not available to students on US Financial Aid.
  • Students on a Student Visa may be restricted from enrolment due to the mode of delivery in the chosen semester. Check the subject outline for further details.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering - OnlineNon-Standard Offering - On Campus - Weeks 3 & 8Non-Standard Offering - On Campus - Weeks 2 & 7
Enrolment opens10/11/201912/11/201912/11/2019
Semester start13/01/202013/01/202013/01/2020
Subject start13/01/202027/01/202020/01/2020
Cancellation 1?27/01/202009/02/202021/01/2020
Cancellation 2?03/02/202012/02/202007/02/2020
Last enrolment26/01/202007/02/202022/01/2020
Withdraw – Financial?08/02/202021/02/202017/02/2020
Withdraw – Academic?29/02/202008/03/202005/03/2020
Teaching census?07/02/202020/02/202016/02/2020
Non-Standard Offering - On CampusStandard Offering - Online
Enrolment opens15/03/202015/03/2020
Semester start11/05/202011/05/2020
Subject start25/05/202011/05/2020
Cancellation 1?07/06/202025/05/2020
Cancellation 2?10/06/202001/06/2020
Last enrolment05/06/202024/05/2020
Withdraw – Financial?19/06/202006/06/2020
Withdraw – Academic?05/07/202027/06/2020
Teaching census?18/06/202005/06/2020