The aim of this unit of study is to provide students with the opportunity to apply the statistical skills acquired throughout their course to undertake an industry research project under supervision. Students will complete and write up the research project they commenced in Research Project Part A. As this is the final unit in the course, supervisors will provide students with in-depth professional knowledge that is essential in industry research/consulting projects, and essential for their future careers.


Teaching periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Study Period 3
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Source relevant data for investigating research questions
  • Apply relevant statistical analyses in a specific research context addressing the characteristics of the data and research questions
  • Evaluate relevant assumptions and draw conclusions about the quality of evidence generated in a research project
  • Synthesise project conclusions with literature review to suggest directions for future research
  • Design a scientific research report in the format of a journal article
  • Optimise research exposure by finding the best format and channels for dissemination

Teaching methods

Hawthorn Online

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Live Online
1.00 12 weeks 12
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
11.50 12 weeks 138


Type Task Weighting ULO's
PresentationIndividual 20% 1,2,3,4,5,6 
Project ReportIndividual 50% 1,2,3,4,5,6 
Project ReportIndividual 30% 1,2,3,4,5,6 


  • Completion of an original research project under academic supervision
  • Participation in every phase of a research project: Formulation of research questions/hypotheses, planning, data collection, data  cleaning and analysis, interpretation and reporting of results, and compliance with research ethics
  • In person presentation of research project findings
  • Preparation of a report in the format of a peer-reviewed scientific journal article
  • Graduate Attribute – Communication Skills: Verbal communication
  • Graduate Attribute – Communication Skills: Communicating using different media
  • Graduate Attribute – Teamwork Skills: Collaboration and negotiation
  • Graduate Attribute – Digital Literacies: Information literacy
  • Graduate Attribute – Digital Literacies: Technical literacy

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.