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Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis (BSC201)

Organisational Unit School of Psychology and Exercise Science
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-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, the ability to conduct analyses using statistical software and to communicate their results clearly.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1.5 hours per week; laboratories: 1 hour per week
Prerequisites PSY173 Introduction to Psychological Research Methods or PSY211 Psychological Methods I.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed PSY212 Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis or PSY212 Psychological Methods II or BSC206 Introduction to Research Methodology and Evidence Based Practice or BSC203 Introduction to ICT Research Methods or BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences may not enrol in this unit for credit.
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