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2014 KHA201 Research Methods 2

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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SPECIAL NOTE: This is a core intermediate level unit in the Psychology major


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
KHA201 H,L H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Summer H On Campus 01-JAN-2014 13-JAN-2014 03-FEB-2014 23-FEB-2014
Sem 1 H On Campus 24-FEB-2014 23-MAR-2014 14-APR-2014 30-MAY-2014
Sem 1 L On Campus 24-FEB-2014 23-MAR-2014 14-APR-2014 30-MAY-2014

* 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.

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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.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

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)

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web dependent - H
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
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Prereq (KHA111 and KHA112) or (KHA101 and KHA102) For students in M3H, KHA112 or KHA102 is only required.
M.Excl KHA200, KHA250, KHA220, KHA230

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STAFF: Dr Michael Garry (Coordinator - Hobart), Dr Matt Palmer (Launceston)

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