Subject details

  • Topics
    • Research design and survey research
    • The research process
    • Conducting survey research
    • Questionnaire design, measurement and scaling
    • Analysis of quantitative data
    • Project data management and analysis
    • Presentation of findings
  • Study resources
    • Print Materials
      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Recognise the key research classifications, and the value of a robust and unbiased research methodology
  2. Identify research topics and develop an appropriate plan for their investigation
  3. Conduct a review of relevant literature and prior research using various sources
  4. Design a data collection instrument and identify limitations in such an instrument
  5. Undertake fieldwork ethically and responsibly
  6. Apply and recognise the limitations of a variety of analysis techniques
  7. Present research outcomes in relation to the research topic.
  • Assignment 1 - Test — Individual (4) (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Project — Group (60%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • SWI-MAR29

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Special requirements

No special requirements

The subject provides students with an understanding of the methodologies used in survey research, to recognise their strengths and limitations, and to identify the necessary issues to be considered in ensuring data is collected, analysed, and presented reliably, efficiently and ethically. There is an emphasis on developing students’ practical skills and confidence in the field of survey research. 

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.

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