Research Methods in the Social Sciences II

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Research Methods in the Social Sciences II

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PS103 and PS101 and PS102

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course builds on previous knowledge and skills introduced in PS103 by providing a greater theoretical understanding and practical experience of both quantitative and qualitative research methods. The course recognises the need for expanding the choices that we have in conducting research as a major development in psychology and stresses that adopting a combination of the two research strategies will enable us to reach more meaningful and applicable outcomes. Hence the course will focus on further developing students' research skills using a mixed methods research strategy by applying these skills to a topic relevant to the pacific.

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