POL2603 - Social Science Research Methods

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
SA2603 or SA2602
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2021/22

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course presents the logic of social scientific inquiry and how it is brought into service of applied problem solving for our professional fields. Research problems and communication will be conceived in an interdisciplinary context. The course will discuss the multiple criteria often used to judge high quality, usable and persuasive research. Most importantly, this course will overview a variety of methods for conducting research.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 65%
Examination: 35%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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