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Area/Catalogue
BEHL 2019

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Study Method
100% online

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Course ID
170220

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
Yes

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Duration
10 weeks

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Availability/Timetable(s)
Study Period 3
Study Period 6

Course aim

To develop students' skills in the critical evaluation of research, to familiarise students with the basic methodologies for conducting research in behavioural science, and to introduce them to a range of commonly used statistical tests.

Course content

In this course students will develop their knowledge of basic research designs and the ethics of research, and will develop their skills in the critical evaluation and summary of published research. Students will also develop skills in the selection, SPSS computation and reporting of basic descriptive and inferential statistics. They will apply these skills in the preparation of an APA style research report.

Textbooks

Cozby, PC 2018, Methods in behavioural research, 13th ed, McGraw Hill, New York

Prerequisites

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BEHL 1030 UO Psychology 1A
BEHL 1031 UO Psychology 1B

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 10 weeks x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Continuous assessment N/A 10% N/A
Report 1800 words 40% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4Y)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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