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PSY2051

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Evening)
Clayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)
Singapore First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Singapore Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Peninsula First semester 2010 (Flexible)
South Africa First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Felicity Allen

Synopsis

This unit covers at a more advanced level topics in research design and analysis presented in first-year psychology. The topics comprise experimental design and applied methodology. Experimental design and analysis includes hypothesis testing, t-tests, analysis of variance, and post-hoc tests. Applied methodology includes correlation, chi-square, non-parametric tests and observational, archival and single subject designs. The laboratory program complements the lecture series, and provides further training in research techniques, analysis, oral presentations and teamwork. Compulsory attendance at weekend schools is required for all off-campus students.

Objectives

On completion of this unit, students will have:

  1. acquired conceptual and practical skills in designing and analysing psychological research;

  1. acquired an understanding of the appropriate application of a variety of statistical tests; and

  1. developed skills in the use of statistical software.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours, multiple-choice): 70% (60% lecture content
10% lab content)
Two research design and analysis assignments (500 words each): 30%
Hurdle requirement: 75% lab attendance

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Felicity Allen

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures and the equivalent of one 2-hour laboratory per week

Off-campus attendance requirements

Compulsory attendance at weekend schools is required for all off-campus students.

Prerequisites

PSY1011 and PSY1022

Prohibitions

STA11, GSC1601, COG1112 and SCY2185