Research Project 1

FBS90001 12.5 Credit Points Online


  • One Semester

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24


62.5 credit points in the MA-FBS Master of Forensic Behavioural Science and 
STA 60001 Statistical Practice 1 and
STA60004 Research Design

Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to possible areas of independent research, to develop their skills relating to research design and data analysis, to develop their capacity to conduct independent statistical investigations, and to raise awareness and develop skills in the area of ethical considerations in research. The unit will enhance students' awareness of the importance of a scientific research base in practice, and enhance their understanding of research methodology related to forensic behavioural science.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Appraise the extant relevant research and identify gaps in the literature that are appropriate for new research
2. Evaluate the most appropriate design for a particular research question
3. Design a research proposal related to an approved topic
4. Apply knowledge of relevant human research ethics principles and recognise where ethical dilemmas may arise in human research.