• Offered by Research School of Psychology
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Psychology
  • Areas of interest Psychology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Michael Smithson
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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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, 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.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution 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
2020 $4050
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3893 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View

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