PSYC202 Research Methods and Statistics

Updated: 13 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
Non-Mandatory Trimester 3 does not have an Intensive School.
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites 18cp or candidature in a postgraduate award or candidature in BAudiometry or BPsycSc (Graduate entry pathway) or GradDipPsych
Co-requisites None
Restrictions PESS202

It is recommended, but not a requirement, that students who do not have a background in psychology complete PSYC101 before enrolling in PSYC202. PSYC202 is a 200-level unit that focuses on research methods, data analysis and SPSS, not the fundamentals of psychology.

Combined Units None
  • Trimester 1 - Coordinator : Adam Rock (
  • Trimester 3 - Coordinator : To be advised
Unit Description

This unit introduces methods of research in the behavioural sciences. Topics covered will include measurement and operationalisation of constructs, the data collection process, and the design of simple studies. Statistics instruction includes descriptive measures, correlation and regression, the comparison of two or more groups in one-way and factorial designs, the logic of statistical inference, and the use of a statistical package (SPSS).

Important Information

Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.

Further information

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate coherent theoretical knowledge of research findings as they relate to issues in a psychological context;
  2. independently select appropriate methodology to execute statistical analysis demonstrating your ability to evaluate, interpret and communicate the results to others;
  3. analyse and evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, and logic of selected statistical procedures;
  4. apply the use of a statistical software package to conduct a statistical analysis; and
  5. transmit their knowledge in written form using APA style methods and results sections.