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HPS781 - Research Methods in Psychology B

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Shannon Hyder
Trimester 2: Shannon Hyder
Trimester 3: Mathew Ling

Email: HPS781@deakin.edu.au

Prerequisite:

HPS771

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: HPS301
Contact hours:

Trimester 1 Campus: 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 2 hour lab class per week

Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3 Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

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

Assessment task 1: Assignment (2000 words) 40%
Assessment task 2: Weekly quizzes (5 multi-choice questions per week) 10%
Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Prescribed texts

Field, A. (2013). Discovering Statistics Using SPSS (4th edition). Sage Publications.

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

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International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
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Unit based calculation

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Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$782$782$2939$3253

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