Research Methods in Hearing Science

Subject 577-609 (2009)

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Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 28 contact hours.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: See Notes below.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview: This subject will introduce students to statistical and research techniques for application to speech and hearing science, including psychoacoustic, physiological, speech perception and clinical research. Students will be introduced to experimental design for group and single subject studies, statistical analysis of research data using an appropriate software package, data presentation, and report writing based on statistical analysis. Students will also read and review selected research papers.

Assessment: 80%: One-hour written examination; 20%: Two practicum reports not exceeding 500 words each.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills: On completion of this subject students should be able to:
  • critically examine research and literature;
  • understand basic statistical tests relevant to speech and hearing science and apply these accordingly;
  • have an appreciation of ethics in scientific research, particularly relevant to speech and hearing science;
  • undertake a scientific literature search; communicate scientific ideas effectively in both written format and by oral presentation.

Notes: Students must successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Audiological Science, or obtain departmental approval, before undertaking this subject.

Related Course(s): Master of Clinical Audiology

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