SOCI363-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018

Investigating Social Worlds

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2018
End Date: Sunday, 24 June 2018
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 2 March 2018
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 18 May 2018


The course provides students with 'hands on' experiential learning in conducting, and participating in, life stories and focus group research. Students will gain skills in one-to-one interviewing, focus group interviews, research ethics, transcript analysis and reflexive research practice.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


30 points of SOCI including 15 points at 200 level; OR 30 points of SOCI or
ANTH at 200 level; OR 60 points in related subjects including 30 points at 200 level with the approval of the Head of Department.


SOCI340, SOCI341

Course Coordinator

Tiina Vares


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Life story research journal 16 Mar 2018 15% (Entry 1)
Life story research journal 26 Mar 2018 10% (Entry 2)
Personal narrative 29 Mar 2018 20%
Analytic footnore 29 Mar 2018 10%
Focus group research journal 28 May 2018 20% (Entry 3)
Focus group thematic analysis 01 Jun 2018 25%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,493.00

International fee $6,075.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All SOCI363 Occurrences

  • SOCI363-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018