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Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis (PSY212)

Organisational Unit School of Psychology and Exercise Science
Credit Points 4
Availability KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal
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, the ability to conduct analyses using statistical software and to communicate their results clearly.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours; laboratories: 1 hour.
Assessment Students are given a series of written and computer-based assignments designed to test and apply their knowledge of what they have learnt through the semester. These generally involve the students being required to calculate and interpret statistics, as well as decide upon the correct statistical test to use based on the question being asked. Written feedback on assignments is provided by tutors. A lab exam, where students are required to use a common statistics program (SPSS) that is taught during lab classes throughout semester, is also assessed. There is also a final exam comprising of multiple choice questions, calculations and interpretation of statistics based on the material taught during semester.
Prerequisites PSY173 Introduction to Psychological Research Methods or PSY211 Psychological Methods I.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed PSY212 Psychological Methods II may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Notes Students enrolling in this unit from 2010 must have completed at least 5 hours as a participant in psychological research or have completed an essay on psychological research to the satisfaction of the Subject Pool Coordinator.
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