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Unit details

SLE251 - Research Methods and Data Analysis

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SBS251

EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Matthew Symonds

Prerequisite:Any 2 level one science course-grouped units
Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

HPS201, HPS301, SIT191 and MSQ171

Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour face-to-face classes per week, equivalent of up to 1 class per week delivered online, 5 x 2 hour practicals per trimester

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit covers the scientific method, data exploration and summaries, data manipulation, presentation of results, statistical hypothesis testing, nonparametric statistics, experimental and sampling designs, regression and correlation, analyses of variance (ANOVA), tests for goodness of fit and contingency tables, and research ethics.

Assessment

Online test 20%, practical class worksheet assessments 20%, project assignment 30%, examination 30%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$3863$3609

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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