Module 1

Module 1 considers the role and purpose of social research in the local government setting, and in particular focuses on:

  • The ‘research persona’.
  • The two major ‘paradigms’ of social research Quantitative research and Qualitative research.
  • Your dispositions to research.
  • The relationship between social research and local government community engagement.

Module 1 provides the foundation for this program and asks you to consider who you are as both a professional and ‘practitioner researcher’ and the way you might go about undertaking social research.

Module Videos

Video 1-1: The Research Persona

Video 1-2: Qualitative Research / Quantitative Research

Video 1-3: Approaches to Social Research for Local Government

Module Guides