University of Technology Sydney

54053 Investigating for Change

Requisite(s): 54050 Self and Society OR 54051 Politics, Ideologies and Beliefs OR 58122 Introduction to Social Inquiry
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 58124 Local Transformations


A key purpose for the political and social sciences is to produce knowledge for social change. The point is not simply to understand society, but to change it for the better. This subject builds students' knowledge of social research methods while providing an opportunity to apply research skills in a practical setting. Students investigate a current social or political problem and develop evidence-based proposals for change. The results of student investigations are assessed and launched as a publicly available digital resource.

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