University of Technology Sydney

54053 Investigating for Change

8cp; To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities scheduled for campus until the 27th of August (inclusive) are being moved online. Timetabled activities for the remainder of the session will be held on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
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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