HPS432 - Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in courses H345, H451 and H452

Previously: Research Methods in Psychology C

For students enrolled in H345, must have passed all of HPS301, HPS307, HPS308, HPS310

Other courses: Nil



Incompatible with:

HPS425 and HPS742

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

1 x 2 hour class and 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1-2 hour online class/lecture and weekly 2-hour computer laboratory class


This unit aims to provide students with the necessary skills required to both write and critically evaluate systematic reviews and meta-analysis. The coursework covers how to prepare a review protocol, developing and executing a review methodology, undertaking an assessment of bias as well as synthesising data using meta-analysis. The unit also covers advanced meta-analysis topics including how to assess for publication bias and undertake moderator analysis.

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