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Evaluation and Applied Social Science - SSCI310

This unit builds on core skills developed in the social science degree, focusing on developing practice-based skills for applied policy and research positions in the workplace. It dedicates particular attention to practical skills in evaluation and policy research, which apply social science methodologies to assess whether a program or policy intervention is working. The unit initially provides an overview of government structures at the Commonwealth, State and Local levels, to provide a context for the development of the core skills of the unit. These include: developing program logic models; reading and developing budget papers, writing briefs, conducting consultation processes, writing policy and funding proposals; commissioning and managing research and evaluations; and, developing strategies for grant writing. In doing this, we link the social science foundations and research methodologies established in the first and second year units with the vocational experience students receive through the internship program in their third year. 

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 Online - Session 1, Online

Staff Contact(s): Dr Adam Stebbing, Dr Tobia Fattore

SSCI100 and SSCI201 and SSCI202 Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): SSCI200, SSCI300
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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