Research Data Analysis (GENC5016)


This unit is a continuation of the supervised research project initiated at the beginning of the course and to be concluded in the final semester. The unit involves analysis of data provided to the student to be analysed using quantitative or qualitative data analysis methodology. The unit will enable students performing quantitative data analysis to experience qualitative data analysis techniques and vice versa. A statistician and experts in qualitative data analysis will be available to provide advice.

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Further unit of study information


Two workshops on data analysis and 1x 3 hour lecture on data collection/analysis; 7 x 2 hrs meetings/supervison with research supervisors and data collection


Two mini assignments (30% each) and two data analysis report (10% each); log book of data collection (20%)


Genetic Counseling Research: A Practical Guide (2014) by Ian MacFarlane, Patricia McCarthy Veach and Bonnie Leroy. Oxford University Press; Neumann W.L. (2012): Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches (7th Edition) Pearson.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


GENC5020 and GENC5017

Assumed knowledge

Knowledge and skills gained in GENC5020

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.