PSYC372 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics

Updated: 27 June 2017
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Off Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for off campus students only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
07 July 2017 09 July 2017 Non-Mandatory Intensive school held at FutureCampus Parramatta
03 November 2017 05 November 2017 Non-Mandatory Intensive school held at FutureCampus Parramatta
Supervised Exam There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites PSYC202 or equivalent
Co-requisites None
Restrictions PSYC302 or PSYC472
Notes None
Combined Units PSYC472 - Advanced Research Methods and Statistics
Coordinator(s)
Unit Description

This unit teaches students to critically evaluate psychological research and introduces them to several advanced statistical techniques commonly used in the discipline. After completing the unit, students will be able to use SPSS to conduct a range of statistical analyses including: ANOVA, multiple regression, discriminant function analysis, MANOVA, and factor analysis. Students enrolling in the unit must have access to the internet and a computer capable of running SPSS.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

See Note

ISBN: NOISBN

Note: PSYC372 students need SPSS. Purchase either the Standard or Premium version of SPSS (not the Base version, since it is inadequate for PSYC372). Students should purchase this from Hearne since they provide support to the point of installation. Other retailers don't provide this. (Hearne also administer all SPSS licences for IBM). To do this either (a) go to http://www.hearne.com.au and select 'SOFTWARE', then 'SPSS Grad Packs for Students by IBM', then 'Buy', then - in the dropdown menu directly below that - select either 'Statistics Standard Grad Pack' or 'Statistics Premium Grad Pack'. (b) Alternatively, just go to http://tinyurl.com/SPSSfromHearneForUNEstudents, and then - in the drop down menu - select either 'Statistics Standard Grad Pack' or 'Statistics Premium Grad Pack'. Finally, any version of SPSS prior to V23 is appropriate.

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On and Off Campus

Recommended Material
Optional

Text(s):

Note: Recommended material is held in the University Library - purchase is optional

Discovering Statistics using SPSS

ISBN: 9781446249185
Field, A., Sage Publications 4th ed. 2013

Note: An e-book is also available (ISBN: 9781446274583). Students wishing to read ahead can read chapters 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 10 and 17. Content from this text will not be assessed in any way in the unit.

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On and Off Campus

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Quiz 1 0%
Assessment Notes

Self-assessment Quiz, Module 1

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Quiz 2 0%
Assessment Notes

Self-assessment Quiz, Module 2

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Quiz 3 0%
Assessment Notes

Self-assessment Quiz, Module 3

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Quiz 4 0%
Assessment Notes

Self-assessment Quiz, Module 4

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Quiz 5 15%
Assessment Notes

15%-assessment Quiz

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Quiz 6 15%
Assessment Notes

15%-assessment Quiz

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Statistical write-up 20% 400
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 50%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. critically evaluate research in the psychological literature;
  2. select appropriate data analytic strategies to apply to a wide range of research problems and data sets;
  3. use SPSS to conduct several advanced statistical analysis including: ANOVA, multiple regression, discriminant function analysis, MANOVA, and factor analysis;
  4. correctly interpret the SPSS output for each of the statistical procedures covered in the unit; and
  5. write APA style research reports that summarise the results and communicate the findings to others.