ADVANCED SHORT COURSE IN SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
|The UJ Department of Sociology is pleased to be able to invite you to enrol for our annual workshop leading either to an officially accredited qualification in advanced Social Research Methodology or to one MA coursework module. The course is registered with the South African Qualification Authority at NQF level 8 and is taught at a master’s level, but has been experienced as useful by more senior scholars and experienced practitioners. The course covers qualitative and quantitative social research methods, plus the theoretical issues underlying these approaches. It includes an introduction to SPSS, a user-friendly package for processing quantitative data.|
Dates and times of offering
All lectures are offered in-person and on UJs campus.
Students should be prepared to dedicate these two entire weeks to the course in addition to individual after hours and weekend work. Preparation and assignments take place outside of these periods. Finally, a presentation of a research proposal is scheduled later in the year.
Who should apply?
The normal minimum requirement is an honours degree in a social science subject. For students with significant, relevant work experience, an ordinary bachelor’s degree may suffice.
Assessment and outcome
In addition, R250.- should be paid into entity number 05.05.006500.20.16200 at the UJ cashiers and proof of payment presented to the departmental secretary at CRing 6 (during open hours) prior to the start of the teaching block. This is in order to purchase the prescribed SPSS workbook, of which the cost is subject to change. SPSS can be used on the computers available in the teaching venue, and students should use all extra time during the teaching weeks and on the last day of the course to utilise these facilities. The relevant SPSS data files are made available on the course Blackboard site.
For more information regarding the postgraduate Diploma in ASR, contact Dr David du Toit by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The online portal will open on 01 April for studies in 2023. Please contact Prof Melanie Samson, the MA coordinator at email@example.com.