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SOCS3200.1 - Designing your research project

A methods course with a difference. You will learn methodology by devising and carrying out your own research.

SOCS3200.1 - Designing your research project
  • Duration

    3 weeks
  • Weekly study

    0 hours

This course provides grounding in advanced social research methods. It is strongly advised that students should take it after SOCS2400 Applied Social Research and SOCS2300 Ethical debates in Social Sciences. In this course students will workshop social science research skills in developing research proposals, reviewing literature and collecting data. They will also participate in a larger research project which will allow them to apply these skills in a broader context and to write a research report.

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

Who is the course for?

Sociology and Anthropology Majors in the Bachelor of Arts

Who will you learn with?

I'm an Associate Professor of Sociology at UON. My research focuses on the health and science professions and constructions of legitimate knowledge in education, research and practice in these fields.

I'm a Senior Lecturer in Sociology - I teach qualitative research methods and the sociology of health and illness, especially to health professional students

Who developed the course?

The University of Newcastle Australia

The University of Newcastle is a world-class university distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Ranked in Australia’s Top 10 universities, and 197th in the world (QS rankings, 2021).

  • Established

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 200Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

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  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control

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