Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2020 academic year.
Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (BSC302)
|Organisational Unit||Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic|
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S2
|Description||This unit provides students with a sophisticated appreciation of foundations of statistical and methodological techniques in psychological research, as well as their application. Advanced statistical procedures will be addressed, including causal models in the form of directed acyclical graphs (DAGs), the general linear model, multilevel modelling and models with latent variables including factor analysis and structural equation modelling. In addition to gaining a conceptual understanding of these procedures, students will apply them to the practical analysis of data using statistical software|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||On successful completion of the unit the student should be able to:
1. Outline the concepts of probability and causality, and explain how these relate to statistical techniques
2. Conduct statistical analyses using the general linear model, multilevel modelling and models with latent variables
3. Carry out the research process and interpret research reports in the psychological literature.
4. Employ appropriate software to carry out the relevant statistical analyses.
5. Write a research report in using APA referencing style
|Timetabled Learning Activities||Murdoch: 36 hours timetabled learning activities consisting of 24 hours of video lectures (2 hours x 12 weeks) and 12 hours of tutorials
KAPLAN-SGP (Trimester 2, 2020) - 6 x 2 hour sessions per semester
KAPLAN-SGP (Trimester 3, 2020 onwards): 36 hours timetabled learning activities consisting of 24 hours of video lectures (2 hours x 12 weeks) and 6 x 2 hours of tutorials.
DUBAI (Trimester 3, 2020 onwards): 36 hours timetabled learning activities consisting of 24 hours of video lectures (2 hours x 12 weeks) and 6 x 2 hours of tutorials.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
|Unit Learning Experiences||The course will be delivered through a combination of video lectures, tutorials, and online activities.
Lectures will provide the unit content. Tutorial sessions will provide the opportunity to apply lecture
material to hands-on activities, including analysing psychological data, reporting findings, and designing
original psychological studies. Online activities will supplement the content covered in the video lectures
|Assessment||There will be four assessments in the Murdoch campus and three in TNE:. There are:
1) Online quizzes:Students will be given a series of online quizzes designed to test and apply their knowledge learnt throughout the semester. The students will be required to apply acquired knowledge (foundational and methodological) to a specific situation
2) Research Report: Students will be required to design a study, analyse data, generate graphical representations of the data, and prepare a
multi-media research report.
3) Final exam: The exam comprises multiple-choice questions that assess the foundational and methodological knowledge acquired throughout the unit, and how this is applied to specific situations.
4) Research Participation (Murdoch campus students only)
|Prerequisites||BSC201 Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis OR PSY212: Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis.|
|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 (Psychology) and (Cognitive Neuroscience and Health Psychology) majors, and BAR300 for students in the BA (Social and Developmental Psychology) major.|
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|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch 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.|
Miss Debora Valcan
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