- 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 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; and
- Interpret statistical tests and present results in a scientific format.
Indicative AssessmentOral presentation of methods relevant to a thesis, 20 minutes (10%) [Learning Outcome 1]
Peer review of two other orally presented methods relevant to a thesis (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5]
Written report describing data analysis pertaining to a research project, 3000 words (80%) [Learning Outcomes 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 of lectures and workshops; and
b) 106 hours of independent 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|
|3023||24 Feb 2020||02 Mar 2020||08 May 2020||05 Jun 2020||In Person||N/A|