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Unit details

HPS201 - Research Methods in Psychology A

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Enrolment modes:(B, G, W, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings:

Trimester 1 (X), Trimester 2 (B, G, W, X), Trimester 3 (X)

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

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.

Content

This 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.

Assessment

Final examination (2 hours) 60%, assignment (maximum 2000 words) 40%

Prescribed texts

Howell, DC 2012, Statistical Methods for Psychology, 8th edition, Thomson/Wadsworth, Belmont, CA.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$706$706$706$2542$2714

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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