Social Research Methods and Applications

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SOSC A822F

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Social Research Methods and Applications

SOSC A822F

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Social Research Methods and Applications

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Course Coordinator: Druid Fung Cheuk-ki, BSSc, MScs (Lingnan)

Aims
This course aims to introduce students to the major approaches, methods, the process and ethical issues involved in social science research. It also explores the philosophical underpinning that gives rise to the major research approaches and methods in social science. Through accomplishing a research study, students will apply what they have learned in class to formulate research plans in the related fields in social sciences.

Contents
Introduction: Science and social research

  • The philosophical underpinning of social science research
  • The logic and process of social science research
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Qualitative research methods
  • The formulation of a research proposal
  • Ethical issues in social science researches

Learning Support
Lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations and consultation sessions

Assessment

  • Tutorial presentation and participation
  • Research proposal
  • Pilot study and reflection report

Students are required to submit assignments via the Online Learning Environment (OLE).