SOCI363-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Investigating Social Worlds

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


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.


Any 30 points at 200 level from ANTH or SOCI, or
any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.


SOCI340, SOCI341

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 121 (19/2)
Beatrice Tinsley 111 (26/2-25/3, 22/4, 6/5-27/5)
F1 Lectorial (29/4)
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 John Britten 117 HP Seminar Room
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator

Tiina Vares


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Life story research journal (entry 1) 15%
Personal narrative and analytic footnote 30%
Focus group research journal (entry 2) 10%
Thematic analysis 35%
Lecture attendance and participation 10%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,687.00

International fee $7,900.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, 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

  • SOCI363-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024