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SOCS3200.2 - Collecting data for your project

In this module you will learn about the two main research methods you will be using in this course – interviews and focus groups.

SOCS3200.2 -  Collecting data for your project
  • Duration

    3 weeks
  • Weekly study

    0 hours

In this module you will learn about the two main research methods you will be using in this course – interviews and focus groups – including the methodology behind them and how to use them to collect your data. We will also cover the theory and practice of qualitative data analysis. By the end of this module, you should have gained the knowledge and skills you need to begin collecting your own data.

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?

This course is for enrolled Bachelor of Arts students interested in completing qualitative research. The course’s practical approach offers a unique and engaging hands on experience for new researchers.

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

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