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Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis (BSC201)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit will provide students with knowledge of fundamental concepts involved in psychological methods, research design, data analysis, and in the interpretation of published research. Students will develop skills in assessing which designs and methods are appropriate to test different hypotheses, understanding which types of analyses are most appropriate to analyse different types of data, conducting analyses using statistical software and communicating their results clearly.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to: 1. Evaluate different approaches to examining research questions (GA 2, GA 3, & GA 5) 2. Choose statistical tests to match research hypotheses (GA 1, GA 2, & GA 3) 3. Calculate a range of parametric and non-parametric statistical tests (GA 2) 4. Use a statistical package to examine data and conduct analyses (GA 2) 5. Report statistical analyses correctly and interpret them appropriately (GA 1, GA 2, GA 3, GA 4, & GA 5)
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 6 x 1.5 hours, 12 x 1 hours; Computer laboratories: 6 x 1.5 hour
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The course will be delivered through lectures and laboratory/tutorial classes. Lectures will provide you with unit content. Laboratory sessions will give you the opportunity to apply lecture material to hands-on activities including gathering and analysing psychological data, reporting findings, and designing an original psychological study.
Assessment Students are given a series of written assignments designed to test and apply their knowledge of what they have learnt through the semester. A midterm exam assesses students' understanding of research methods in psychology, understanding of the basics of statistical analyses, and the reporting of results of such analyses. Two laboratory reports assess students' ability to produce hypotheses, test hypotheses using the appropriate statistical method, and report the results in APA format. Written feedback on assignments is provided by tutors. A final exam comprised of multiple choice and short answer questions evaluates students' understanding of complex research designs.
Prerequisites PSY173 Introduction to Psychological Research Methods
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed PSY212 Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis or PSY212 Psychological Methods II may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Notes This unit replaces BSC200 for students in the BSc (Psychology), and (Cognitive Neuroscience and Health Psychology) majors, and BAR200 for students in the BA (Psychology), and (Social and Developmental Psychology) majors.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Matt Montoya
Senior Lecturer

e: Matt.Montoya@murdoch.edu.au
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Matt Montoya
Senior Lecturer

e: Matt.Montoya@murdoch.edu.au

Associate Professor Guillermo Campitelli
Psychology Lead

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7284
e: Guillermo.Campitelli@murdoch.edu.au
o: 440.1.019 - Building 440, Murdoch Campus
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