Return to previous page

SLE251 - Research Methods and Data Analysis

Unit details

Note: You are seeing the 2014 view of this unit information. These details may no longer be current. [Go to the current version]
Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)*

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

M Symonds

Prerequisite:Any 2 level one science course-grouped units


Incompatible with:

HPS201, HPS301, SIT191, SBS310, SQB226, SLE226 and MSQ171

Contact hours:

*Equivalent of 2 classes per week delivered online, 3 x 1 hour face-to-face classes per trimester, 4 x 2 hour practicals per trimester


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.


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.


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

* 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.

Return to previous page