units

AZA2490

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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
Organisational UnitSouth Africa School of Social Sciences
OfferedSouth Africa First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Merle Weberloff

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

Within semester assessment: 50%
Exam: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

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

Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.

Co-requisites

Prohibitions

GSC1601, COG1112, PSY2051