Master of Social Research Methods (Advanced)


CRICOS course code: 108328A
Level of study: Postgraduate

In a world increasingly reliant on data (big and small), a Master of Social Research (Advanced) from the ANU will give you the skills and experience to understand a changing Australian and global society, as well as the political, demographic and economic forces that shape and drive these changes. A Master of Social Research (Advanced) from the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods will equip you with the practical skills to conduct, commission and evaluate research in the social sciences, and give you the opportunity to extend your skills in advanced research methods, and/or apply your skills to real-world policy and societal issues. The program’s expert teaching staff are active researchers who can draw upon their wealth of local and international experience, as well as their connections with government and industry. Master of Social Research (Advanced) may be completed on campus, with many courses also being available online. Student visa holders (subclass 500) cannot study more than one-third of this program online.
Learning Outcomes
summarise and critically review key studies in a particular substantive area of research; use theory and existing literature to formulate social research questions and hypotheses; construct and critically assess quantitative and qualitative social research designs; identify the key stages of the social research project, how the components within each phase fit together, and be able to apply this knowledge to real-world research projects; undertake basic statistical analysis appropriate for answering a stated research question; present and interpret basic statistical research results; and complete a major piece of research in the field of social research.

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