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Postgraduate | SWI-STA60004 | 2024

Research Design

Course information for 2024 intake

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Survey research methods and get critical about design. Describe approaches and observe techniques. Sample data collection methods. Scale and graph procedures and figure out incidence and prevalence. Draw on case studies and assess and present data

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
26 Aug 2024,
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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

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Research Design

About this subject

  • Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

    1. Compare and appraise the processes used to develop and conduct survey research
    2. Explain the ethics, laws and privacy considerations associated with the design and conduct of research;
    3. Independently plan and design a small scale survey project, and prepare a detailed survey design report
    4. Evaluate scale development and meta-analysis concepts
    5. Identify different steps in conducting experimental research and be able to explain the basic principles of experimental design
    6. Identify and implement different study designs including cohort and case-control studies, randomised control trials and clinical trials used in health statistics and elsewhere
    7. Interpret measures of risk and disease rates

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • SWI-STA-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate of Applied Statistics


  • UNE-PRO-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:

one of

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • SWI-HMS777 (Not currently available)

  • SWI-HMS773 (Not currently available)


Do not enrol into this subject if you have completed HMS773.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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