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SYM4055

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Kirsten McLean

Synopsis

This is a hands-on unit taught in a computer laboratory. The modules may change from year to year, depending on staff available, but the aim is to provide students with practical experience using various data analysis software programs such Excel and SPSS, the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (for quantitative data) and NVivo (for qualitative data).

Objectives

Various research data will be used to learn Excel, SPSS and NVivo. Each class will cover specific aspects of the relevant software and involve students using the data to carry out specific tasks. Thus, each class will form the basis of the assessment for this unit. Please note that this unit is not a methodology course. Primarily this unit is about developing confidence and skills in using data analysis software for social research.

Assessment

3 x Class tests (equiv. 4000 words): 45%
3 x Practical assignments (equiv. 5000 words): 55%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Kirsten McLean

Contact hours

3 hours (1 x 3 hour seminar/laboratory) per week

Prohibitions

SYM5055