Research Project 1

FBS90001 12.5 Credit Points Online


  • One Semester

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21


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.