PSYC472 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics

Updated: 04 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
03 August 2020 05 August 2020 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 and candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions PSYC302 or PSYC372
Notes

Students enrolling in the unit must have access to the internet and a computer capable of running SPSS.

Combined Units PSYC372 - 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.

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. 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. demonstrate applied knowledge of SPSS (ie applying statistical skills beyond the specific analysis to psychological research design more broadly) in conducting several advanced statistical analyses including: different ANOVAs, different multiple regressions, and factor analysis;
  4. correctly interpret at an applied level the SPSS output for each of the statistical procedures covered in the unit; and
  5. write broadly comprehensible APA style research reports that summarise results and communicate your findings to others, including those from a non-specialist audience.