INTRODUCTION TO SOCIO-LEGAL AND POLITICAL RESEARCH
Credit points: 15
In this subject, students become familiar with the basic principles and tools used to carry out research in Legal Studies and Politics. Specific objectives include: Learning what makes socio-legal and political research distinctive; how to write research proposals; how to create a literature review; how to critique scholarly work; how to create and develop an original argument; and how to select suitable research methods to test it (including a selection of qualitative and quantitative research methods typically used in socio-legal and political inquiry)
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorRaul Sanchez-Urribarri
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year Legal Studies or Politics subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities or Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval.
Incompatible subjects LST3SLR, LST2RML, LST3RML, SOC2MSR, SOC3MSR
Special conditions This subject is Core for the LBLS-Bachelor of Legal Studies degree, and must be completed at EITHER second or third year.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Weekly readings available via LMS and/or e-reserve in the library.||Prescribed||N/A||N/A|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaul Sanchez-Urribarri
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|one 1,000-word research proposal (about topic, research questions and hypotheses)||25|
|one 1,000-word review essay (critiquing two research papers)||25|
|one 2,000-word research plan (summary of theory, literature review and research strategy)||50|