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HUMR71-100: Research Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences


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
  • September 2018 [Non-Standard Offering - On-Campus]
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering - Online]
  • January 2019 [Non-Standard Offering - On Campus]
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering - Online]
  • May 2019 [Non-Standard Offering - On Campus]
  • May 2019 [Standard Offering - Online]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering - On Campus]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering - Online]
  • January 2020 [Non-Standard Offering - On Campus]
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering - Online]
  • May 2020 [Non-Standard Offering - On Campus]
  • May 2020 [Standard Offering - Online]
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • International Relations and Humanities
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $2,183
  • Commencing in 2019: $2,260

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.


No prior knowledge required.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering - On Campus - Weeks 2 & 7Standard Offering - Online
Enrolment opens12/11/201712/11/2017
Semester start15/01/201815/01/2018
Subject start22/01/201815/01/2018
Cancellation 1?05/02/201829/01/2018
Cancellation 2?09/02/201805/02/2018
Last enrolment03/02/201828/01/2018
Last withdrawal?18/02/201809/02/2018
Teaching census?18/02/201809/02/2018
Non-Standard Offering - On Campus - Weeks 3 & 8Standard Offering - Online
Enrolment opens18/03/201818/03/2018
Semester start14/05/201814/05/2018
Subject start28/05/201814/05/2018
Cancellation 1?10/06/201828/05/2018
Cancellation 2?13/06/201804/06/2018
Last enrolment08/06/201827/05/2018
Last withdrawal?21/06/201808/06/2018
Teaching census?21/06/201808/06/2018
Non-Standard Offering - On-CampusStandard Offering - Online
Enrolment opens15/07/201815/07/2018
Semester start10/09/201810/09/2018
Subject start10/09/201810/09/2018
Cancellation 1?25/09/201824/09/2018
Cancellation 2?29/09/201801/10/2018
Last enrolment10/09/201823/09/2018
Last withdrawal?09/10/201805/10/2018
Teaching census?09/10/201805/10/2018