- Code BIAN8008
- 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
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Justyna Miszkiewicz
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
First Semester 2018
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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, to be provided by the convenor or supervisor, 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 have the knowledge and skills to:
- Choose an appropriate research design to answer their research questions.
- Assess a data set and use appropriate techniques to clean it.
- Use descriptive statistics to describe the data set.
- Choose the correct statistical tests to perform significance testing on data sets.
- 5. Interpret statistic tests and present results in a scientific format.
Indicative AssessmentOral presentation of methods relevant to a thesis, 20 min (20%) (LO 1)
Data analysis project of 4000 words (80%) (LO 2,3,4,5)
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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
Assumed KnowledgeBasic knowledge of biological anthropology or cognate discipline required.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3975||19 Feb 2018||27 Feb 2018||31 Mar 2018||25 May 2018||In Person||N/A|