PSYC372 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics

Updated: 09 October 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 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
27 July 2019 29 July 2019 Non-Mandatory Intensive school held early in the trimester at UNE Sydney Campus. 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 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: different ANOVAs, different multiple regressions, 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. To do this go to www.hearne.com.au and select the blue icon 'SPSS Student Licences', then scroll down and either select 'Statistics Standard' or 'Statistics Premium'. Version 26 is the latest and is suitable for this unit (versions prior to this are suitable also).

Text refers to: Trimester 2 and 3, On Campus and Online

Recommended Material
Optional

Text(s):

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

Discovering Statistics using IBM SPSS Statistics

ISBN: 9781526419521
Field, A., Sage Publications 5th ed. 2017

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Introduction to the New Statistics: Estimation, Open Science, and Beyond

ISBN: 9781138825529
Geoff Cumming and Robert Calin-Jageman Routledge 1st Ed. 2016

Text refers to: Trimester 3, Online

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: different ANOVA's, different multiple regressions, 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.