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Qualitative Research for Law and Policy - OLET5902

Year - 2020

This 2 credit point unit focuses on designing interdisciplinary projects for research questions with a legal, policy or regulatory dimension. It will help participants distinguish research projects that can be performed through simple interdisciplinary research design from projects that may require collaboration across disciplines. The 2 credit point unit is interactive and will draw upon the participants' own research interests. Participants will be invited to reformulate their own research ideas or projects through the lens of the methodologies and sources presented in the 0-credit point unit, as well as to identify research questions or sub-questions for which such techniques may be helpful. Since law, regulation and policy are an important focus of research in many disciplines beyond law, the course will also focus on communicating research results to scholarly and policy audiences beyond your specific area of specialization.

Classes
tuesday evenings (6-8pm) in weeks 1-4, weeks 7-8 and week 10 (14 hours of face-to-face teaching)

Assessment
to complete the 2-credit point ole unit, participants will need to: (1) complete the assessment tasks for the 0 credit point ole unit (25%); (2) either (a) if you have an existing research proposal, you can re-write your research project proposal by explicitly identifying its legal or regulatory dimensions, canvas potential sources and methods to study those questions and identify how the research outcomes may be relevant to legal or policy reform (45%); or (b) if you do not have an existing project proposal, you should develop a hypothetical research question in your home discipline, identify its potential legal or regulatory dimensions, canvas potential sources and methods to study those questions and identify how the research outcomes may be relevant to legal or policy reform (45%); and (3) develop a pilot proposal for a collaborative project with at least one other unit participant, which will combine at least two disciplinary perspectives to study a problem with a legal, regulatory or policy dimension (30%)

Pre-requisites

Complete the assessment tasks for OLEO5901 Qualitative Research for Law and Policy (0 credit points)

Details

Faculty: Sydney Law School

Semester 2

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Assoc Prof Yane Svetiev
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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