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PSY3062

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2013 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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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
Monash Passport categoryResearch Challenge (Investigate Program)
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Sunway Second semester 2013 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2013 (Off-campus)
South Africa Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Nikki Rickard

Synopsis

In this unit, students will continue their training in research via three components. First, research design and analysis topics presented in first and second year will be explored at a more advanced theoretical level. The major focus of this component will be analysis of variance and multiple regression. Second, students will develop experience performing statistical analyses using a statistical software package. Finally, students will continue their training in research design and analysis by undertaking a group-based research project under the supervision of a member of staff

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will:

  1. have obtained a conceptual understanding of the theory underlying analysis of variance and multiple regression
  2. be able to perform and interpret analysis of variance and multiple regression, and to understand the conditions under which these statistical analyses are used;
  3. have attained knowledge of the research process from the original idea to hypothesis testing, data collection and analysis/interpretation;

and

  1. will have acquired in-depth knowledge on a specific research area of psychology.

Assessment

Research project poster: 25%
Examination: 50%
On-line exercises and attendance assessments: 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Lectures: 1 x 2-hour weekly
On-line tutorials: 1 x 2-hour tutorial per week

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 1 day weekend school is highly recommended for all off-campus students.

Prerequisites

(PSY2011 and PSY2022) or alternatively (PSY2051, and at least two of PSY2031, PSY2042 OR PSY3041)

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