- Code BIAN3014
- 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, Biological Anthropology
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Geoff Kushnick
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2022
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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.
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:
- Understand basic concepts and techniques in quantitative analysis, including statistical analyses;
- Familiarize yourself with a statistical software package;
- Identify and convey an appropriate research problem; and
- Develop a research proposal.
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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Workload130 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.
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