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BHS4030

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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

Synopsis

Students will develop the skills required to conduct an independent research project and present their findings both orally and as a research thesis. Topics to be covered include critical reading of the relevant behavioural sciences research literature, key statistical concepts for the social sciences, research planning, design and execution, research ethics and presentation skills. On completion of this unit, students will have conducted a thoughtful and critical review of the literature in their area of research interest and have acquired the skills and confidence to present their ideas to a professional academic audience

Objectives

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

  1. critical research article reading skills.
  2. a thorough understanding of the practical and ethical issues surrounding behavioural research.
  3. the skills to conduct a thorough, well-structured review of the research literature in their area of research interest.

Assessment

Written work 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Francesca Collins

Contact hours

One 3-hour seminar per week

Prerequisites

Students must be enrolled in an appropriate Honours program.