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PSY2051

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitSchool of Psychology and Psychiatry
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Sunway First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Sunway Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Greg Yelland

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. Attendance at weekend schools is highly recommended for all off-campus students.

Outcomes

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): 50%
Online lecture quizzes: 10%
Two assignments (15% each): 30%
Class participation assessments (CPA's): 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

The School strongly recommends attendance at lectures however, they are optional. Laboratory classes are compulsory in order to complete the assessment associated with attendance.

Off-campus attendance requirements

WESch classes are compulsory in order to complete the assessment associated with attendance. Please refer to the specific unit requirements for more detail. It is common practice, where possible, to timetable at least two WESsch options in each core unit. Sessions may be held at Clayton or Caulfield campuses.

Attendance at a 2-day weekend school is required highly recommended for all off-campus students.

Prerequisites

Prohibitions

STA11, GSC1601, COG1112 and SCY2185