SOCS5004 Engaging Gender
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Multi-mode|
- How is gender relevant to social research? It has been argued that choice of research topic, conception of reality and how to study it, theory development, and manner of engagement with research participants, are all affected by gender. This unit identifies the ways in which the feminist critique of traditional scientific methodologies and epistemologies has changed the ways in which social science research is conducted.
- Students are able to (1) appreciate the value of gender awareness in the research process; (2) identify differences between feminist and other methodologies and epistemologies; (3) analyse the limitations and advantages of feminist and non-feminist methodologies; and (4) practise gender-sensitive research.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) an essay and (2) an examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Alison Bartlett
- Unit rules
- Advisable prior study:
- for Social Research Methods students: ANTH4103 Knowing Social Realities: Theoretical Foundations, SOCS5003 Research Design, SOCS5005 Social Research Ethics
- Contact hours
- 3 hours per week
- Unit Outline
- Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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