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Area/Catalogue
BEHL 2023

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
170216

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2021.

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Justice & Society

Course aim

To develop students’ skills in the analysis, visualisation and critical understanding of data, to familiarise them with the basics of coding in an open source programming language relevant to data science, and to introduce the principles of open and reproducible science.

Course content

In this course, students will learn how to gain insights from data using contemporary computational tools. To this end, they will attain basic programming skills in an open source programming language (R or Python) and learn how to use online repositories such as GitHub or the Open Science Framework to share data and code. Students will also develop an understanding of how these tools help to foster open science, reproducible research and thus the ethical treatment of data. While critical for research in cognitive (neuro-)science, the data science skills acquired in this course generalise readily to other domains.

Textbook(s)

Hadley Wickham, Garrett Grolemund 2017, R for Data Science, 1st, O'Reilly, Sebastopol, CA

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BEHL 2005 Introductory Research Methods

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Workshop 3 hours x 10 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, MAGILL
Continuous assessment 2700 word equivalent 60% N/A
Report 1800 words 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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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.

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