• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Archaeology
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Duncan Wright
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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This course will provide students with an introduction to the principles by which archaeological projects are devised and executed. It will deal with the issues of finding a topic to research, defining its scope and limitations, developing a research bibliography and data inventory, devising a methodology by which the topic becomes a research question, and elaborating a research design. Quantitative skills are also a focus. The course content is delivered in intensive mode and/or as flexible delivery. All lectures will be available in online format.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critique research theses and evaluate the quality of research.
  2. Undertake quantitative analysis including statistical analysis.
  3. Present and interpret data in oral and written academic forums.
  4. Develop a research proposal.

Indicative Assessment

Thesis Critique: 1500 words 20% (LO 1, 4)

Laboratory Portfolio: 2000 words 30% (LO 2, 3)

Conference-style Presentation: 10-15 minutes 10% (LO 2, 3)

Research Proposal: 2500 words 40% (LO 1, 4)

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Workload

2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of practical laboratories per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study per week over the semester (total 130 hours)

Prescribed Texts

Drennan, R. 2010 Statistics for Archaeologists: A Common Sense Approach. Springer; 2nd ed. edition

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1542
2014 $2478
2013 $2472
2012 $2472
2011 $2424
2010 $2358
2009 $2286
2008 $2286
2007 $2286
2006 $2286
2005 $2286
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3618
2014 $3762
2013 $3756
2012 $3756
2011 $3756
2010 $3750
2009 $3618
2008 $3618
2007 $3618
2006 $3618
2005 $3618
2004 $3618
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8057 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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