HPS301 - Psychology Research Methods (Intermediate)

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Previously: Research Methods in Psychology B
Prerequisite: HPS201
Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

HPS781

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Burwood and Waurn Ponds: 1 x 1 hour class and 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Warrnambool: 1 x 1 hour recorded/streamed class and 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1 hour recorded/streamed class and 1 x 2 hour cloud (online) seminar per week

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.

Unit Fee Information

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