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Doing Social Survey Research - SOC830

Social surveys are now used widely in policymaking, public debate, and social research. This unit provides students with a practical and theoretical guide to the use of surveys in social research. We look closely at how to administer social surveys, how to write good survey questions, and some of the debates about the potentials and limits of this methodology in the social sciences. Social surveys are usually designed to enable statistical analysis of survey data, so the second part of the unit is dedicated to introducing students to a range of data techniques including multivariate analysis. Students will use R in data analysis.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Evening - Session 2, North Ryde, Evening

Staff Contact(s): Sociology staff

Admission to MPASR or GradCertPASR or GradDipPASR or MIntPubDip or MPASRMDevStud or MSecStrategicStud or MIntell or MCTerrorism or MCyberSec or GradDipSIA or GradCertSIA Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): SOCX830
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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts

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