HPS781 - Psychology Research Methods (Intermediate)


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is at a postgraduate level and students enrolled in undergraduate courses cannot undertake it. Postgraduate students must check with their course adviser before enrolling in the unit.

Previously: Research Methods in Psychology B




Incompatible with: HPS301
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

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

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online) Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3: Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 2 hour cloud (online) seminar per week

This unit's title has changed from Trimester 2 2020


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.

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