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The aim of this micro-credential is to equip enrollees with the skills and knowledge to engage with biosocial research either directly as a researcher, or as a policy maker critically engaging with the most recent research.


  1. Biosocial research frameworks
  2. Designing biosocial research
  3. Data quality considerations
  4. Missing data in biosocial research
  5. Interpreting biosocial research findings

Learning outcomes 

Upon successful completion, enrollee's will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Specify a biosocial research question and conceptualise it using biosocial frameworks
  2. Communicate and critique existing biosocial research in a rigorous manner
  3. Understand the assumptions, strengths and limitations of biosocial research data
  4. Understand approaches to missing data in biosocial research
  5. Design or critique a biosocial data research study

Indicative assessment 

Assignment 1 - Introductions and identification of research question (500 words, 20% of final mark) LO: 1, 2

Assignment 2 – Biosocial research design (1,500 words, 80% of final mark) LO: 3, 4, 5

Assumed knowledge 

This micro-credential is taught at graduate level and assumes the generic skills of a Bachelors or equivalent.

Micro-credential stack information 

This micro-credential is undertaken as a stand-alone course.


Course Code: DATA03

Workload: 22 hours 

  • Contact hours: 7 hours
  • Individual study and assessment: 15 hours

ANU unit value: 1 unit

AQF Level: 8

Contact: Associate Professor Naomi Priest

This Micro-credential is taught at a graduate level.  This is not an AQF qualification.

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