Stellenbosch University - Sociology and Social Anthropology
Sociology and Social Anthropology, Stellenbosch University
Short Courses in Social Science Research Methods 2017
The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology invites you to enrol for our second semester SAQA accredited short courses in Social Research Methods.
|Understanding Social Research||1-3 February||Dr Lloyd Hill (SU)||21 January 2017|
|Introduction to Critical Theory for Transdisciplinary Health||9 February 2016*||Dr Thomas Cousins (SU)||3 February 2017|
|Principles of Research Design||6-10 February||Dr Heidi Prozesky||28 January 2017|
|Social Surveys||8-12 May||Jan Vorster (SU)||28 April 2017|
|Quantitative Data Analysis
|15-19 May||Jan Vorster (SU)||05 May 2017|
|History, Politics & Ethics of H&D in Africa||1 June – 3 Aug||Dr Lindsey Reynolds(Brown University)||26 May 2017|
|Overview of ethnographic research methods||5-9 June||Prof Steven Robins (SU),
Dr Antonio Tòmas (SU)
|26 May 2017|
|17-21 July||Prof Rob Pattman (SU)||07 July 2017|
|Qualitative Data Analysis: Theory||14-18 August||Prof Rob Pattman, Prof Steven Robins, Dr Lloyd Hill (SU)||04 August 2017|
|Qualitative Data Analysis: Atlas.ti1||21-25 August||Dr Lloyd Hill (SU)||11 August 2017|
|Programme Evaluation||9-13 October||Prof Joha Louw-Potgieter (UCT)||29 September 2017|
|Introduction to regression analysis using SPSS2||16-20 October||Dr Michelle Sikes (SU)||06 October 2017|
|Multiple regression and factor analysis using SPSS3||23-27 October||Dr Michelle Sikes (SU)||06 October 2017|
1 Experience in qualitative data analysis or the course Qualitative Data Analysis: Theory is recommended for this course. If both courses are
followed, the second course costs only 40% of the advertised fees.
2 A basic working knowledge of SPSS and an introductory course in statistics, like Introduction to Quantitative Data Analysis with SPSS, are
required for this course.
3 a working knowledge of SPSS and an introductory course in statistics, including basic regression analysis are required for this course.
When both Introduction to regression analysis using SPSS and Multiple regression and factor analysis using SPSS are followed, the second
course costs 40% of the advertised fees.
R4 320 per course for non-registered students, R2 160 for SU students, R2 700 for other students. Fees must be paid at enrolment and proof of payment should be provided to the course administrator at least 2 weeks before the course starts. Places are limited and allocated on a first paid basis. Course fees include refreshments during tea breaks. Participants are responsible for own travel and accommodation arrangements.
Attendance and assignments:
Participants are expected to attend 5 days of classes/seminars from Monday to Friday (9:00 until 13:00 and for certain courses tutorials in the afternoons 14:00 – 15:30). The final assignment for each course takes place outside of this period. Participants who are not interested in acquiring academic credits for courses are not expected to submit assignments (but full payment is required). While these courses can be taken individually without enrolling for a degree programme, it also forms part of our Postgraduate Diploma in Social Science Methods (SAQA registered). Therefore, successful completion of these courses is one way to acquire academic credits for the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Science Methods.
Apply at the following links:
- Understanding Social Research:
- Introduction to Critical Theory for Transdisciplinary Health
- Social Surveys:
- Quantitative Data Analysis with SPSS:
- Overview of ethnographic research methods:
- Qualitative Interviewing Methods:
- Qualitative Data Analysis: Theory:
- Qualitative Data Analysis: Atlas.ti:
- Programme Evaluation:
- Introduction to regression analysis using SPSS2 and Multiple regression and factor analysis using SPSS3:
More detail is available on our website: www.sun.ac.za/sociology. Enquires should be submitted via email to the course administrator Elizabeth Hector firstname.lastname@example.org (021 808 2417) or by fax to 021 808 2143 before making payments and completing formal registration forms.
ALSO in 2017: POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA & MA IN SOCIAL SCIENCE METHODS
The focus of this programme is on the methodology of the social sciences. It is designed to build research capacity among social researchers and to help meet a growing demand – in government, the private sector and civil society – for integrated training in quantitative and qualitative research methods. The programme will benefit, inter alia, social researchers, methodology lecturers, as well as planners and policy analysts in government and civil society.
Please visit our website for more detail. www.sun.ac.za/sociology