Course Description

Course Name

Public Sociology

Session: VDNS3121

Hours & Credits

18 Credit Points

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

Applying sociological theory and research methodologies in community-based research projects.

The internship course serves as a bridge for students terminating their degrees by providing them with specific research experience in the community that could prepare them for an entry-level policy analyst position in either the Government or an NGO.

Learning Outcomes
-To work cooperatively and effectively within a 3?4 member research team
-To use methodological skills and theoretical insights to define an iterative research topic, which should be negotiated with the client
-To design a mixed-methods research instrument that meets the needs of the research question
-To gain experience working within a community agency and conducting oneself as a professional researcher
-To conduct the research adhering to key ethical principles

Textbooks
Tolich Martin and Carl Davidson (2011) Getting Started: An Introduction to Research Methods Pearson Education, Auckland.

*Course content subject to change