SOCI2000: Teaching Schedule

Lecture Slides

Slides for Week 1 Lecture

Week Seminar Topic Readings
1 Planning your study +
Reviewing the literature
Neuman: Ch 1, Why Research.
Neuman: Ch 2, Planning a Study.
Neuman: App B, Data and Literature Research.
2 Choosing a good topic +
Research Ethics
Complete MQ Social Science Ethics Training at https://ethicstraining.mq.edu.au/ Neuman, Ch 3, Ethics.
Neuman: Ch 5, Measuring.
3 Collecting qualitative data:
Interviews, Focus Groups, Fieldnotes.
Neuman: Ch 10, Observing People.
4 Collecting quantitative data 1:
Surveys
Neuman: Ch 4, Sampling.
Neuman: Ch 6, The Survey.
5 Thematic analysis: How to analyze qualitative data. Neuman: Ch 8: Research with Nonreactive Measures (section on content analysis only).
Methods101.com (Week 5)
6 Collecting quantitative data 2:
Experiments
Neuman: Ch 7, The Experiment.
Neuman: Ch 9, Making Sense of the Numbers.
7 Presenting research:
Writing and speaking about research
Neuman: Ch 12, Research Report Writing.
Strunk & White, Elementary principles of composition (Library).
Orwell, Politics and the English Language.
Methods101.com (Week 7)
Recess week 1 ASSESSMENT (20%)
Mid-semester exam

½ hour online quiz open for 48 hours (dates TBC)
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Recess week 2 - -
8 ASSESSMENT (30%)
Presentation of ‘Pilot Study’ in marking consultations outside class.

Internal students present on campus.
External + OUA students present via Skype or Zoom.
Book presentation times online (details to be provided)
No classes.
Marking consultations instead.
9 Analysing Numbers 1:
Cleaning data + Making indexes
Methods101.com (Week 9)
10 Analysing Numbers 2:
Descriptive statistics + Figures + Graphs
Methods101.com (Week 10)
11 Analysing Numbers 3:
Correlation + Comparison of Means
Methods101.com (Week 11)
12 Analysing Numbers 4:
Regressions
Methods101.com (Week 12)
13 ASSESSMENT (30%)
Presentation of ‘Final Report’ in marking consultations outside class.

Internal students present on campus.
External + OUA students present via Skype or Zoom.
Book presentation times online (details to be provided)
No classes.
Marking consultations instead.
Exam Week 1
[Week 14]
ASSESSMENT (20%)
Final exam

½ hour online quiz open for 48 hours (dates TBC)
No classes
Last updated on 02 March, 2020 by Dr Nicholas Harrigan (nicholas.harrigan@mq.edu.au)