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CRI2221 Understanding the Social Sciences

Short Description: Understanding the Soc Scncs
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 099903 - Criminology
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 24 January 2020

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at: http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.

Synopsis

Every day we are presented with or exposed to research findings of some kind. It features in news media, political campaigns, marketing schemes, and scholarly articles, to name a few. Making sense of research and understanding how it contributes to the development of policy and practice is essential for any budding researcher, practitioner or student. This course adopts an interactive and practical approach to introduce students to different types of research, research methods, analysis, reporting, and ethical considerations. Students will also examine why this is central to assessing the value of research. This course has been designed to provide students with an interactive learning experience to consolidate the theoretical and conceptual principles being taught, through practical application in a criminological interest research project.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2020 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2020 Online