HPS781 - Research Methods in Psychology B
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Trimester 1: Shannon Hyder
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
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: Assignment (2000 words) 40%
Assessment task 2: Weekly quizzes (5 multi-choice questions per week) 10%
Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%
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.