units

PSY2051

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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 Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitSchool of Psychological Sciences
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Malaysia First semester 2015 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Malaysia Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr James Coxon

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

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. acquire conceptual and practical skills in designing and analysing psychological research;
  2. acquire an understanding of the appropriate application of a variety of statistical tests; and
  3. develop skills in the use of statistical software.

Assessment

Examination (Multiple-choice) (3 hours) (50%)
Online lecture quizzes (15%)
Two assignments (1,000 and 1,500 words) (15% + 20% = 35%)

Hurdle: Students must pass the examination to achieve a pass for this unit.

Workload requirements

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

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Chief examiner(s)

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.

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

Prerequisites

Prohibitions

COG1112.