units

PSY2051

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Psychological Sciences

Coordinator(s)

Dr James Coxon (Australia), Dr Vanlal Thanzami (Malaysia)

Offered

Caulfield

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • First semester 2016 (Off-campus)

Malaysia

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

South Africa

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

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 required 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

Lectures for this unit are online only via MULO. Attendance at labs, tutorials or weekend schools is required in order to successfully complete in-class activities and related assessment tasks.

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Chief examiner(s)

Off-campus attendance requirements

Attendance at the Weekend School (WESch) classes is required in order to successfully complete the in class activities and related assessments tasks. Sessions may be held at Clayton or Caulfield campuses.

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

Prerequisites

Prohibitions

COG1112.