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Description 

The aim of this micro-credential is to equip enrollees with the skills and knowledge to engage with empirical research on race, racism and inequities either directly as a researcher, or as a policy maker critically engaging with the most recent research.

Topics 

  1. Understanding ‘race’ and ethnicity
  2. Understanding racism as a fundamental cause of inequities
  3. Principles of quantitative research design for race, racism and inequities research
  4. Principles of data analysis for race, racism and inequities research
  5. Interpreting research on race, racism and inequities for decision making

Learning outcomes 

Upon successful completion, enrollee's will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Specify a research question related to race, racism and inequities that is answerable using quantitative empirical methods
  2. Communicate and critique existing quantitative research on race, racism and inequities in a rigorous manner.
  3. Understand the assumptions, strengths and limitations of research on race, racism and inequities
  4. Understand approaches to analysis of race, racism and inequities research
  5. Design or critique a research study on race, racism and inequities

Indicative assessment 

Assignment 1 – Introductions and identification of research question (500 words, 20% of final mark) LO: 1, 2

Assignment 2 – Research design (1,500 words, 80% of final mark) LO: 3, 4, 5

Assumed knowledge 

This micro-credential is taught at graduate level and assumes the generic skills of a Bachelors or equivalent.

Micro-credential stack information 

This micro-credential may be undertaken as a stand-alone course.

Details 

Course Code: DATA15

Workload: 22 hours 

  • Contact hours: 7 hours
  • Individual study and assessment: 15 hours

ANU unit value: 1 unit

AQF Level: 8

Contact: Associate Professor Naomi Priest

 

This Micro-credential is taught at a graduate level.  This is not an AQF qualification.

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