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MMM909 - Meta-Analysis Research Methods


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Chris Dubelaar


Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 3 hours seminar per week  


This hands-on unit will provide students with the technical skills to conduct a meta-analysis in their chosen discipline area. The unit will also situate meta-analytic techniques within the broader research process by demonstrating how meta-analyses can both test and advance theory.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Use online resources to conduct a literature search that accords with international reporting standards.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy


Extract and convert empirical findings in a transparent and rigorous manner.

GLO5: Problem solving

Conduct a meta-analysis and present these findings within the context of existing research.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week

Assessment 1: (Individual) Report Research

1000 words 20% Week 3

Assessment 2: (Individual) Report Research

1000 words 20% Week 6

Assessment 3: (Individual) Report Research

4000 words 60% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MMM909 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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