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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor David Dunkerley


Students successfully completing this unit will:

  1. have direct experience of the processes involved in designing a field research project, from the formulation of a research problem to the design of a research plan
  2. have direct experience of the processes of individual, independent field assessment, field measurement, and field data collection
  3. have direct experience of the processes of data reduction, data analysis, and of the evaluation of competing interpretations of field data
  4. have direct experience of the processes of independently drawing soundly-based conclusions from original, unpublished data
  5. have direct experience of the processes of preparing a scientific research paper, of a length and standard suitable for submission to a peer-reviewed international journal


Report in the form of a scientific paper (8000 words) 100%

Chief examiner(s)

David Dunkerley

Contact hours

12 contact hours per week, in individual tuition and guidance in fieldwork, data analysis, and the preparation of a scientific paper suitable for publication

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Geography and environmental science (ARTS)


24 points of GES, of which at least 12 must be at Level 2 or higher. The level 2 units must have been passed with at least an 80% average (HD average).