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HPS911 - Advanced Research Methods


2018 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Mark Stokes

Trimester 2 and Trimester 3: Emily Kothe





Incompatible with:

HPS907 and HPS707

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour weekly class delivered cloud (online) plus 1 x 2 hour weekly seminar or equivalent each week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin 1 x 1 hour weekly class delivered cloud (online) plus 1 x 2 hour weekly blackboard collaborate seminar or equivalent each


New unit Trimester 3 2017

Students should consult with their PhD supervisors with regard to selection of elective topics


This unit will focus on a variety of methodological approaches to research based upon the scientist-practitioner model of evidence-based practice. The course will provide an overview of data management, basic Structural Equation Modeling, and basic qualitative analysis. Students are expected to be familiar with univariate statistical techniques prior to commencing the course, and have some familiarity with multivariate techniques. Students will be required to screen, clean, and prepare data for analysis and to undertake preliminary univariate and multivariate screening assessment.


Assessment task 1: Statistical analysis and written assignment (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Examination (2 hours) 60%

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