• Offered by Research School of Psychology
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Psychology
  • Areas of interest Psychology
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Michael Smithson
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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An introduction to selected quantitative techniques widely used in psychological research and practice, including applications of statistical techniques in the design and analysis of experiments and surveys, and in psychological measurement.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Use basic descriptive statistics and related methods for summarising data, including graphing techniques

2. Understand the basics of probability and apply this knowledge in the use of inferential statistics

3. Describe and use several of the widely used types of confidence interval-based estimation techniques and significance tests, for both experimental and non-experimental methods

4. Critically and intelligently read psychological research literature. 

Indicative Assessment

Lab exercises 20%, with attendance of at least 80% of the labs required to pass the course (LO 1-4)
Open-book mid-semester exam 35% (LO 1-4)
Open-book final exam 45% (LO 1-4)

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Workload

Two hours of lectures per week and 20 hours of laboratories spread across the semester

Requisite and Incompatibility

Prerequisites: PSYC1003 and PSYC1004 or with permission from the course convener for students who have an appropriate methodological background.

Prescribed Texts

Smithson, M. (2000) Statistics With Confidence, London: SAGE.

Majors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2428 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

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