BEHL 2023


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

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.


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


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



Teaching method

Component Duration
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.


Programming exercise, Report


EFTSL*: 0.125
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