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BHS2110

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Roseanne Misajon

Synopsis

Students will be introduced to the practice of behavioural research through the development of a research proposal in an area of their choice. The proposal will draw on the student's own interests and incorporate material presented in the seminar series. Topics to be covered in the seminar series include: ethics in research involving humans, research design; sampling, data collection, analysis and interpretation, reporting of findings and statistical concepts.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. a broad understanding of the main stages and tasks of behavioural research.
  2. a broad understanding of the basic practical and ethical issues surrounding the conduct of behavioural research.
  3. the skills to produce a well-structured proposal for a small behavioural research project on a topic of their own choice.

Assessment

Written work 60%
Class tests 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Kathryn Garland

Contact hours

2 hours per week (1 x 2-hour seminar)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Politics
Behavioural studies

Prerequisites

BHS1711 and BHS1712 or permission

Prohibitions

BHS3110