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Area/Catalogue
ENVT 1016

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
105607

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Natural and Built Environments

Course aim

To prepare the students for the design of research projects in ecological, geospatial, earth, and social sciences and train them in the analysis and presentation of data.

Course content

This applied course will introduce students to ethics in science, the scientific method, research design, and to statistical analyses in ecological, geospatial, earth, and social sciences. It will explain the value of statistics using relevant examples in these disciplines. Populations/samples/data will be defined, and students will learn how to describe samples and test hypotheses. Data analysis will include: tests on frequencies, comparing related and unrelated samples, social surveys, regression and correlation. In weekly lectures and practical sessions, the students will also learn to manipulate, analyse, present, and interpret data. Statistical and spreadsheet software will be used. Additional topics will cover an initiation to proposal writing, searching the library databases for peer-reviewed literature, and some aspects of science communication.

Textbook(s)

Hawkins, D 2019, Biomeasurement, A Student's Guide to Biological Statistics, 4th edition, Oxford University Press

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Computer Practical 2 hours x 13 weeks

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
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Research assignment N/A 15% N/A
Problem solving exercise N/A 25% 1.25 hours
Test N/A 35% 1.5 hours
Continuous assessment N/A 25% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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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

Course Coordinators

School of Natural and Built Environments

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