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Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (BSC302)

Organisational Unit School of Psychology and Exercise Science
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
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 Semester 1 - Lectures: online; workshops: 12 x 1 hour per teaching period.
Semester 2 - Lectures: 1 hour per week; workshops: 1 hour per week
Prerequisites BSC201 Psychology: Measurement, Design & Analysis OR PSY212 Psychology: Measurement, Design & Analysis.
Note: Students must seek permission from the Unit Coordinator in order to enrol into the Semester 1 offering.
Exclusions Students who have completed PSY311 Psychology: Advanced Quantitative Research Methods are not allowed to enrol in this unit for credit.
Notes This unit replaces BSC300 for students in the (BSc) Cognitive Neuroscience and Health Psychology major, and BAR300 for students in the (BA) Social and Developmental Psychology major.
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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.


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