University of Newcastle Australia program

Qualitative Social Inquiry: Applied Research Project

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

This program is part of the Bachelor of Arts degree offered by The University of Newcastle Australia

Applied Social Research Project (SOCS3200)

This course provides grounding in advanced social research methods. In this course you will practise your qualitative research skills. You will identify, workshop and apply social science research skills by developing a research proposal, writing a literature review, collecting and analysing data, and producing a research report based on the data collected. Your small research project will be conducted under a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) approved topic area.


4 courses

This program is provided by University of Newcastle

University of Newcastle is a University in NSW

  • The University of Newcastle Australia

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Develop a research question appropriate for a small qualitative research project.

  2. Justify the validity of a qualitative research method in addressing the selected question.

  3. Assess the ethical issues involved in the project and identify appropriate ethical research decisions.

  4. Plan, collect and critically analyse qualitative research data.

  5. Communicate research results in written and oral forms, at a capstone level.

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