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Doing Social Survey Research - SOCX830

This is a unit in applied survey research and data analysis. It will explain key survey techniques used and give you the chance to try them out in practice. The unit covers choosing survey methods, administering surveys and writing good survey questions. It also looks at some of the debates around the potentials and limits of surveys. Qualitative researchers often rely on surveys to prepare themselves for fieldwork or to 'triangulate' their results from interview work. But ultimately, surveys are designed to enable statistical analysis of data, and therefore the unit covers some of the statistical techniques used. Understanding how quantitative analytical methods work with and augment qualitative methods requires some knowledge and use of statistics and a statistical package.

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When Offered:

S2 OUA - Session 2, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Sociology staff



NCCW(s): SGY889, SOC830
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: OUA
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts

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