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CMS8010 Communication Research Methodology

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities and Communication
Version produced : 30 December 2013

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.

Synopsis

This course examines, from both practical and critical perspectives, a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods relevant to professional and academic needs in the communications field. These methods may include focus groups, content and semiotic text analysis, in-depth interview and survey methods. The course examines these methods in the context of current research issues and practices in the fields of Editing & Publishing, Multimedia, Journalism, Film, Communication, International Communication and Media Studies and Public Relations. The course then addresses the processes involved in commencing a research project, the ethics of research and questions of validity and reliability.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2012 Online