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2013 HGA204 Survey Research

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HGA304

Not Offered


In the explosive growth of social science statistical methods, it is easy to forget that quantitative social research rests on logical foundations that cut across specific techniques. This unit teaches the 'causal logic' and some of the basic statistical techniques used in survey analysis. It provides students with basic skills in survey design and quantitative data analysis. The objectives are: to allow students to become more critical consumers of research findings in the mass media and in scholarly journals; to develop their own research questions and collectively design and administer a survey; to employ quantitative techniques to analyse data collected from their own survey in order to answer their research questions.

WEIGHT: 12.5%


Multiple choice tests (25%): assignment (30%), survey design (5%), final 2-hr exam (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 1 lecture and 2-hr lab weekly (13 wks)

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
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Prereq 25% at level 100 in Sociology or equiv
M.Excl HSA265/365, HSD204/304

STAFF: Dr B Tranter

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