• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Biological Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Biological Anthropology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Geoffrey Kushnick
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the principles and methods by which research projects in biological anthropology 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, elaborating a research design, defining and collecting relevant data, methods of data analysis, data presentation and hypothesis testing. The main aim of this course is to prepare students considering Honours in Biological Anthropology for the thesis component of the Honours year, though it does not require a commitment to Honours and is open to other students who fulfil the prerequisites.

Learning Outcomes

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:
  1. Understand basic concepts and techniques in quantitative analysis, including statistical analyses;
  2. Familiarize yourself with a statistical software package;
  3. Identify and convey an appropriate research problem; and
  4. Develop a research proposal.

Indicative Assessment

Take-home exams (x2), (15% each for a total of 30%) [Learning Outcome 1]
SPSS Tutorial and Write Up, 1 page (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2]
Problem Statement, 1 page (10%) [Learning Outcome 3]
Research Proposal, 3000 words (50%) [Learning Outcomes 3, 4]

 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials and laboratories; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed BIAN3017, ARCH2126, ARCH3000, BIAN6516 or BIAN6515.

Majors

Minors

Fees

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

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Student Contribution Band:
2
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
2019 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
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
7153 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person N/A

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