Research Data Analysis

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
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About this unit

The ability to conduct accurate and relevant analysis of data is critical to any research project. This online unit from the University of South Australia and Open Universities Australia is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the different techniques, and their validity, as well as giving you the opportunity to design and undertake your own exploratory data analysis.

As you study this unit you will enhance your understanding of experimental design and sample theory. You will understand how hypotheses are tested and learn how to employ the statistical tools to test them. The unit covers non-parametric statistics, and will further explore the technological assistance available through statistical modelling software packages. Your communication skills will be developed, as will your ability to critically review the output of data analysis. You will give presentations on your findings, which will form part of the final assessment of this unit.

Whatever your area of research expertise, this online Research Data Analysis unit will provide you with essential skills to take your research work further.

Eligibility

To enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Master of Engineering (Civil and Transport)

Areas of study

In this Research Data Analysis unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Data requirements and needs
  • Experimental design and sample theory
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Distribution fitting
  • Non-parametric statistics
  • Data analysis software
  • Statistical modelling
  • Information theory

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Master of Engineering (Civil and Transport), University of South Australia

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This online unit is designed to equip you with the basic skills needed to understand and apply thorough and relevant data analysis techniques in research. Whatever your area of study, this unit will enhance your understanding of how to effectively design studies and select samples, in order to produce the necessary volumes and types of data to undertake a meaningful analysis. Throughout the unit, you will become more familiar with statistical modelling, and statistical software tools that can be used for specific types of data.

Your verbal presentation skills will also be tested and developed, as you will expected to deliver verbal presentations on your own work. This is essential practice for anyone wishing to go on to further study, where presentations, interviews and speaking at conferences is an important way to enhance your research career.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Research Data Analysis from University of South Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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