AU: 3.0
Programme: SOC(HSS)

This course introduces the methodology and methods of social research. It offers a practical immersion into the process of studying human beings and social phenomena, from the formulation of research questions to the interpretation of research findings. Students are exposed to a range of research methods, including the experiment, ethnographic fieldwork, the interview, documentary research, and the social survey - taking a hands -on and learning -by -doing approach in carrying out and completing a research project. In addition to questions concerning the analysis and use of qualitative and quantitative data, students also consider ethical issues in social research.