SCI420 Research Methods (8)

This subject considers the concept of research in science such that students acquire the skills and knowledge required for independent scholarship or research.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Faculty of Science

Enrolment Restrictions

Graduate Diploma, Master and Honours students only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Understand the concepts of research in science and the philosophy
  • underlying them;
  • Be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for independent scholarship or research.


This subject will cover the following topics:

Science literature and searching procedures; Experimental design and statistics for scientists; Philosophy of science; Funding in science; Report writing and presentation; Organisation of science and research in Australia.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.