This subject builds upon the concepts of central tendency and variance covered in the introductory statistics subject. This subject explores how these concepts can be used to help us make statistical decisions using ; i) One-way ANOVA, ii) Post-hoc tests iii) Factorial ANOVA and iv) correlational techniques. The principle goals of the subject this semester are to understand the nature of statistical inference (lectures), and to achieve competence in calculating statistics both by hand and using SPSS (labs). Exercises are placed in the context of research problems in Psychology. This subject provides students with intermediate level skills and knowledge in the research methods and data analytic techniques employed by psychologists.
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1. Understand, apply and evaluate the 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 stricture and formatting conventions.
5. Demonstrate a capacity for independent learning.
There are no co-requisites.
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 accrediation 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.