Psychologists use statistics to quantify the phenomena they study and to assess the significance of results obtained in research. This subject introduces students to the statistics used by psychologists and other social scientists as an essential basis to understanding and predicting human behaviour. An introduction to the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) is given.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
1. Understand, apply and evaluate basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis and interpretation, and the appropriate use of technologies;
2. Apply knowledge of the scientific method in thinking about problems related to behaviour and mental processes;
3. Use information in an ethical manner;
4. Write a standard research report using APA structure and formatting conventions;
5. Demonstrate a capacity for independent learning.
Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.
All Psychology programs are accredited in the sequence presented and designed to provide students with learning and graduate outcomes in line with APAC accreditation standards. In order to meet these outcomes, students in the Undergraduate program should complete PSYC11, then PSYC12, and finally PSYC13 subjects in the order sequenced.
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.