Social Research

    Course details

    • Code: SSSW.6205
    • Fee: $716*
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Social Work
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class60 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)

Course Aim

This course introduces students to the underpinning theories, methods, methodologies, aims, ethics, and techniques involved in social research. As part of this course students will develop an understanding of social research, and its application, by examining and analysing relevant research examples. Students will further develop their understanding of social research by locating and interpreting social research as part of a literature review.

Learning outcomes

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

  1. examine the purpose of research and different research methods;
  2. locate and interpret social science research;
  3. explore social research methods, methodologies and theoretical underpinnings;
  4. analyse social research projects and describe the various parts of their research design;
  5. apply literature review skills in response to a specific research question; and
  6. discuss the relationship between research and social change.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017