|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||29 May 2022|
Students who have completed PRL3012 are not permitted to enrol in PRL2012.
This course provides students with an understanding or key issues considered critical to conducting public relations and social research. In addition it facilitates the development of knowledge and skills required to embark on and manage public relations research. The ability to conduct and manage public relations research is regarded as crucial for public relations graduates in the current environment. This course advances public relations skills and knowledge acquired in prior public relations courses.
Public relations research projects require variously a range of methods, both qualitative and quantitative. The researcher needs to be able to identify a research problem, decide on research objectives and select appropriate method/s to carry out the research. This course examines, from both practical and critical perspectives, a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods relevant to professional needs in the public relations field. These methods include focus groups, content analysis, in-depth interview and survey methods.