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SLE251 - Research Methods and Data Analysis

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
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Unit chair:

Matthew Symonds

Prerequisite:Any 2 level one science course-grouped units


Incompatible with:

HPS201, HPS301

Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour class per week, equivalent of up to 1 class per week delivered online via CloudDeakin, 5 x 2 hour practicals per trimester.


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

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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