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Area/Catalogue
COMM 2090

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Fully Online
Yes

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Course ID
163982

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
No

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Timetable/s

2018 timetable due for release in October.

Course aim

To develop students' skills in the design and administration of methods of social research and evaluation that inform current and emerging communication practice.

Course content

Building experience gained in introductory courses, students will develop knowledge of the use and application of communication research methods in both professional practice and critique of  research in practice.  Students will reflect on the construction and deployment of a range of research methods, both quantitative and qualitative, and also undertake detailed evaluation, assessment and use of the data produced by these methods. Students will investigate the contemporary use and value placed on the use of research and data, and the associated ethical, legal and administrative issues.

Textbooks

Weerakkody, Niranjala Damayanthi 2015, Research Methods for Media and Communication, 2nd ed, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria

Prerequisites

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
COMM 1072 UO Communication and Media
COMM 1076 UO Public Relations: Theory and Practice

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 10 weeks x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 2500 words equivalent 60% N/A
Project 2000 words 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Online Course Facilitators

School of Comm, International Studies & Languages

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