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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 2017 [Online]
  • September 2017 [Standard]
  • January 2018 [Non-Standard Offering - On Campus - Weeks 2 & 7]
  • January 2018 [Standard Offering - Online]
  • May 2018 [Standard Offering - On Campus]
  • May 2018 [Standard Offering - Online]
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering - On Campus]
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering - Online]
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • International Relations and Humanities
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2017: $2,109
  • Commencing in 2018: $2,183

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

Enrolment opens13/11/201613/11/2016
Semester start16/01/201716/01/2017
Subject start16/01/201716/01/2017
Cancellation 1?30/01/201730/01/2017
Cancellation 2?06/02/201706/02/2017
Last enrolment29/01/201729/01/2017
Last withdrawal?10/02/201710/02/2017
Teaching census?10/02/201710/02/2017
Enrolment opens19/03/201719/03/2017
Semester start15/05/201715/05/2017
Subject start15/05/201715/05/2017
Cancellation 1?29/05/201729/05/2017
Cancellation 2?05/06/201705/06/2017
Last enrolment28/05/201728/05/2017
Last withdrawal?09/06/201709/06/2017
Teaching census?09/06/201709/06/2017
Enrolment opens16/07/201716/07/2017
Semester start11/09/201711/09/2017
Subject start11/09/201711/09/2017
Cancellation 1?25/09/201725/09/2017
Cancellation 2?02/10/201702/10/2017
Last enrolment24/09/201724/09/2017
Last withdrawal?06/10/201706/10/2017
Teaching census?06/10/201706/10/2017
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