HPS201 - Research Methods in Psychology A
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Cloud (online)|
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Trimester 1: Christian Hyde
Trimester 2: Christian Hyde
Trimester 3: Ian Fuelscher
|Prerequisite:||HPS111 and HPS121|
|Incompatible with:||HPS671, HPS771|
Trimester 2 Campus: 1 x 2 hour class and 1 x 2 hour seminar per week
Trimester 1 and 3 Cloud (online): 1 x 2 hour cloud (online) seminar per week
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. An important focus of the unit is on understanding the logic underlying the various statistical analyses covered. The unit also emphasises links between specific statistical analyses and common study designs used in psychology. Students will be taught to analyse data primarily through definitional formulae, as well as a computer-based statistical package.
Assessment task 1: Assignment (maximum 2000 words) 40%
Assessment task 2: Final examination (2 hours) 60%
Howell, DC 2012, Statistical Methods for Psychology, 8th edition, Thomson/Wadsworth, Belmont, CA.