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.
1. Students will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the principles of qualitative and quantitative research methodology and apply theory to practical research projects.
2. Students will be able to deal with research problems, time management and decision making.
3. Students will develop practical data collection and analytical skills and will design a complete, professional research report.
4. Students will have an advanced understanding of social and ethical obligations in academic and corporate research environments.
No prior knowledge required.