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Psychology: Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (PSY311)

Organisational Unit School of Psychology and Exercise Science
Credit Points 4
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit provides students with a sophisticated appreciation of statistical and methodological issues in psychological research. Advanced statistical procedures will be addressed, including higher-order analysis of variance designs, analysis of covariance, multivariate analysis of variance, nonparametric statistics, factor analysis, multiple linear regression, and analytical strategies for multiple comparisons. In addition to gaining a conceptual understanding of these procedures, students will apply them to the practical analysis of data using the SPSS statistical package.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/tutorials/laboratories/seminars: 3 hours per week.
Assessment This unit involves 6 homework assignments (collectively worth 20%) and an SPSS test (worth 30%). These assessments test student's ability to select an appropriate statistical test, perform analyses, and interpret results.
The final exam is worth 50% of the overall class mark, and assesses conceptual understanding of advanced statistical procedures and ability to interpret and make inferences from study results.
Prerequisites PSY173 Introduction to Psychological Research Methods AND PSY212 Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed PSY311 Psychological Research Methods III may not complete this unit for credit.
Notes Students enrolling in this unit from 2010 must have completed at least 10 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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