• Offered by Research School of Psychology
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Psychology
  • Areas of interest Psychology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Sem 1 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. On-campus activities will not be available.

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, 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

  1. Lab exercises, in each lab session (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Open-book mid-semester exam (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Open-book final exam (45) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:

  • Face-to face component which may consist of 2 x 1 hour lectures per week plus 2 x 1 hour lectures in weeks 1-2; plus and 20 hours of laboratories spread across the semester.
  • Approximately 84 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures, presentations and other assessment tasks.

Inherent Requirements

To be determined

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.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
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Student Contribution Band:
4B
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
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