- Code BIAN4011
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Biological Anthropology
- Areas of interest Anthropology, Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Biology
This course will familiarise students with common methods used in biological anthropology. Specifically, it will deal with issues including the methods of data analysis, data presentation and hypothesis testing within the discipline of biological anthropology. This will be accomplished through students conducting both qualitative and quantitative analysis on an existing data set, and then interpreting the results of that analysis. The main aim of this course is to prepare students for the data analysis portion of their own thesis projects and future research in the discipline.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Choose an appropriate research design to answer their
- Assess a data set and use appropriate techniques to clean
- Use descriptive statistics to describe the data set
- Choose the correct statistical tests to perform
significance testing on data sets
- Interpret statistic tests and present results in a scientific format
20 minute presentation of the methods to be used in thesis research (LO 1) 20%
4000 word data analysis project (LO 2,3,4,5) 80%
*Students are permitted to re-use some or all of the assessments in their honours thesis subject to approval*
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 24 hours of contact over 12 weeks; and b) 106 hours of independent and/or directed student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Completion of a cognate major.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3935||20 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||31 Mar 2017||26 May 2017||In Person||N/A|