HPS301 - Research Methods in Psychology B
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Trimester 1: Shannon Hyder
Trimester 1 Campus: 1 x 1 hour class and 1 x 2 hour seminar per week
Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3 Cloud (online): 1 x 2 hour cloud (online) seminar per week
This unit provides an advanced treatment of several important techniques required for the conduct of independent research. Topics include experimental design and the analysis of variance (ANOVA) statistical procedure including planned contrasts, simple effects, interpretation of higher order factorial designs; repeated measures and mixed-mode ANOVA; non-experimental designs, scale construction and surveys; sampling; data screening; and multiple regression.
Students will be given experience in the design and conduct of psychological research, analysis of data using a computer-based statistical package, and writing research reports using APA format.
Assessment task 1: Examination (2 hours) 50%
Assessment task 2: Weekly quizzes (5 multi-choice questions per week) 10%
Assessment task 3: Assignment (2000 words) 40%
Field, A. (2013). Discovering Statistics Using SPSS (4th edition). Sage Publications.
Optional (if students want the option of using SPSS at home this version of the textbook includes a copy): Field, A. (2013). Discovering Statistics Using SPSS (With SPSS CD) (4th edition). Sage Publications.
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