• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Biological Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Biology
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Geoff Kushnick
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2023
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Research Design and Analysis in Archaeological and Evolutionary Science (BIAN6019)

This course teaches you principles by which research projects within the areas of Archaeological and Evolutionary Science are devised and executed. You will learn how to write a thesis and develop a research proposal. In addition you will undertake quantitative analyses (including statistics) and assess the implications of results. Finally, the course will provide you with useful techniques for presenting and promoting your results to an academic audience.

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. Critically analyse and evaluate research material within Archaeological and Evolutionary Science.
2. Undertake quantitative analysis including statistical analysis to answer discipline relevant questions.
3. Present and interpret data in oral and written academic forums.
4. Develop a research proposal in a relevant area of Archaeological and Evolutionary Science

Indicative Assessment

Data analysis exercises: 2000 words 40% (LO2, 3)
Research problem statement: 500 words 10% (LO4)
Tutorial Presentations: 10-15 minutes 10% (LO1, 3)
Research Proposal: 3000 words 40% (LO1, 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 workshop and workshop-like activities.
 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 any of the following courses: ARCH3000, ARCH6126, ARCH8102, BIAN3014 , BIAN6516, or BIAN6500.

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5834 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A

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