SPECIAL NOTE: This is a core intermediate level unit in the Psychology major
Key Semester Dates
Final WW Date*
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.
This unit introduces students to experimental design, methodology, and data analysis in psychological research. Lectures will present students with a systematic overview of major principles and issues of scientific method, research design and methodology and hypothesis testing to facilitate planning of independent research and to develop critical evaluation of published research and the validity of research findings. Descriptive and inferential statistics including Chi-square, correlation and regression, t-test and ANOVA will be covered in detail.
The practical component of the unit covers the fundamental principles, application, interpretation and presentation of descriptive and inferential statistics in psychology. Students will use PC-based statistical software packages including SPSS 21.0 and Microsoft Excel.
ASSESSMENT: 2-hr exam (40%), research reports (35%), in-class test (25%)
TEACHING PATTERN: One 2-hr lecture and one 2-hr lab class weekly (13 wks)
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
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