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AZA2490

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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 Arts
OfferedSouth Africa First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr M Ntantiso

Synopsis

The unit expands the study of topics in the field of research assessment already encountered in the first year. It focuses on experimental design and applied methodology, covering experimental design and analysis, hypothesis testing, t-tests, analysis of variance, and post-hoc tests, correlation, chi-square, non-parametric tests and observational, archival and single subject designs. The laboratory programme complements the lectures, and provides further training in research techniques, analysis, oral presentations and teamwork.

Outcomes

On completion of the unit the students will be able to:

  1. Design and analyse psychological assessment projects.
  2. Apply of a range of statistical tests appropriately.
  3. Use statistical packages effectively.
  4. Prepare a psychological report.

Assessment

Lecture topic quizzes: 10%
Class participation assignments: 10%
Critical thinking exercises: 30%
Examination: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

2 hours lecture contact for 12 weeks
2 hours tutorials contact for 10 weeks
8 hours for private study, including reading of prescribed and recommended literature, review of and familiarisation with a wider range of publications on the core content topics of the unit, work on assignments, preparation for class discussions and presentations.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Prohibitions

GSC1601, COG1112, PSY2051