- Class Number 3522
- Term Code 3130
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Zoe Leviston
- Dr Samantha Stanley
- Dr Zoe Leviston
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 22/02/2021
- Class End Date 28/05/2021
- Census Date 31/03/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 01/03/2021
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Use basic descriptive statistics and related methods for summarising data, including graphing techniques
- Understand the basics of probability and apply this knowledge in the use of inferential statistics
- 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
- Critically and intelligently read psychological research literature.
Examination Material or equipment
Exams are open book. You may use a calculator, your course/lecture notes and handouts, laboratory notes and handouts, textbook chapters, statistical tables.
In this course, we will teach you how to analyse data using a statistical software program called JASP. JASP is free to download here: https://jasp-stats.org/download
Readings for the course will be made available via Wattle or the ANU Library website.
Recommended student system requirements
ANU courses commonly use a number of online resources and activities including:
- video material, similar to YouTube, for lectures and other instruction
- two-way video conferencing for interactive learning
- email and other messaging tools for communication
- interactive web apps for formative and collaborative activities
- print and photo/scan for handwritten work
- home-based assessment.
To fully participate in ANU learning, students need:
- A computer or laptop. Mobile devices may work well but in some situations a computer/laptop may be more appropriate.
- Speakers and a microphone (e.g. headset)
- Reliable, stable internet connection. Broadband recommended. If using a mobile network or wi-fi then check performance is adequate.
- Suitable location with minimal interruptions and adequate privacy for classes and assessments.
- Printing, and photo/scanning equipment
For more information please see https://www.anu.edu.au/students/systems/recommended-student-system-requirements
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Students will receive timely feedback on their performance on the assessed lab exercises via Wattle.
- Results from their mid-semester exam
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
This course has been adjusted for remote participation in 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. On-campus activities will not be available.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Introduction to research|
|2||Sampling and measurement|
|3||Descriptives and graphing||Lab 1|
|4||Probability 1||Lab 2|
|5||Probability 2||Lab 3|
|6||Significance testing 1||Lab 4|
|7||Significance testing 2|
|9||ANOVA 1||Lab 6|
|10||ANOVA 2||Lab 7|
|11||Correlation and regression||Lab 8|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Lab exercises, spread over the semester||35 %||*||*||1,2,3,4|
|Mid-semester examination||25 %||19/04/2021||25/04/2021||1,2,3,4|
|End-of-semester examination||40 %||03/06/2021||01/07/2021||1,2,3,4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
PoliciesANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
Assessment RequirementsThe ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
There will be a mid semester and an end-of-semester exam.
Please note, that where a date range is used in the Assessment Summary in relation to exams, the due date and return date for mid-semester exams indicate the approximate timeframe in which the exam will be held; the due and return date for end of semester exams indicate the approximate timeframe in which the exam will be held and the date official end of Semester results are released on ISIS. Students should consult the course wattle site and the ANU final examination timetable to confirm the date, time and venue of the exam.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Lab exercises, spread over the semester
There are eight labs in this course, and each is accompanied with an assessed exercise (completed on the Course Wattle site) that covers course material to date. Each lab exercise is worth 5%, and we will only count students' best seven exercises: their lowest grade will be dropped so that the lab exercises are worth a combined total of 35%.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
The mid-semester examination covers the first 6 weeks of the course material. Details of the date, time, and duration of the assessment will be announced on the Wattle page. The assessment will be administered during the ANU mid semester examination period.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
The end-of-semester examination covers the entire course, with an emphasis on the materials after the 6th week. The assessment will be administered during the ANU end-of-semester examination period. The date range in the Assessment Summary indicates the start of the end-of-semester exam period and the date that official end-of-semester results are released on ISIS. Please check the ANU final Examination Timetable http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/assessments-exams/examination-timetable to confirm the date, time and location of the exam.
Academic IntegrityAcademic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.
The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.
Hardcopy SubmissionFor some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
No submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date will be permitted. If an assessment task is not submitted by the due date, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
Referencing RequirementsAccepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Assessment tasks will be marked and returned to students via Wattle within 2 weeks of the assessment deadline.
Extensions and PenaltiesExtensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Resubmission of Assignments
Resubmission of assessment items are not allowed.
Distribution of grades policyAcademic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
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- ANU Health, safety & wellbeing for medical services, counselling, mental health and spiritual support
- ANU Diversity and inclusion for students with a disability or ongoing or chronic illness
- ANU Dean of Students for confidential, impartial advice and help to resolve problems between students and the academic or administrative areas of the University
- ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre supports you make your own decisions about how you learn and manage your workload.
- ANU Counselling Centre promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the University student community.
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Dr Zoe Leviston
Dr Samantha Stanley