HPS201 - Research Methods in Psychology A
|Enrolment modes:||(B, G, W, X)|
Trimester 1 (X), Trimester 2 (B, G, W, X), Trimester 3 (X)
N Kambouropoulos (B)
Trimester 3 2012: C Hyde (B)
|Prerequisite:||HPS111 and HPS121|
|Incompatible with:||HPS671, HPS771|
|Contact hours:||1 x 2 hour lecture per week, 6 x 2 hour tutorials (1 per fortnight)|
Note:Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.
ContentThis unit will introduce students to a variety of parametric univariate statistics commonly used in psychology. The focus is on both a conceptual and analytical understanding, rather than strict computational problem solving. The unit progresses from a discussion of descriptive statistics and the foundation of hypothesis testing to the introduction of specific statistical tests such as the t-test, chi-square, Analysis of Variance, Correlation and Regression. The concepts of reliability and validity in psychological research methodology will also be introduced. Students will be taught to analyse data primarily through definitional formulae, as well as a computer-based statistical package.
Final examination (2 hours) 60%, assignment (maximum 2000 words) 40%
Howell, DC 2012, Statistical Methods for Psychology, 8th edition, Thomson/Wadsworth, Belmont, CA.
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