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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Roseanne Misajon


Previously coded BHS2110


Students will be introduced to the practice of behavioural research through the development of a research proposal in an area of their choice. The proposal will draw on the student's own interests and incorporate material presented in the seminar series. Topics to be covered in the seminar series include: ethics in research involving humans, research design; sampling, data collection, analysis and interpretation, reporting of findings and statistical concepts.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. a broad understanding of the main stages and tasks of behavioural research.
  2. a broad understanding of the basic practical and ethical issues surrounding the conduct of behavioural research.
  3. the skills to produce a well-structured proposal for a small behavioural research project on a topic of their own choice.


Written work 60%
Class tests 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Kathryn Garland

Contact hours

2 hours per week (1 x 2-hour seminar)

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

Behavioural studies


ATS1261 and ATS1262 or permission