• Class Number 3752
  • Term Code 3430
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Ho Huynh
    • Dr Ho Huynh
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 19/02/2024
  • Class End Date 24/05/2024
  • Census Date 05/04/2024
  • Last Date to Enrol 26/02/2024
    • (April) Jiaxin Li
SELT Survey Results

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. Conduct and interpret descriptive statistics, correlation, regression, t-tests and ANOVA.  
  2. Select appropriate data analysis strategies for common research designs in psychology. 
  3. Communicate the results of quantitative psychological research accurately.
  4. Critically evaluate psychological research according to the quality of research methods, appropriateness of analyses and conclusions. 
  5. Identify biases that limit the conclusions of psychological research, including cultural biases and assumptions.

Examination Material or equipment

Exams are closed book. However, you may use a basic calculator (not on your phone) and you are allowed to bring one standard A4 sheet of paper (210 x 297 mm) with your notes written on it (front and back).

Required Resources

  • Software: 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/
  • There is a free textbook associated with this software: Learning Statistics with JASP: A Tutorial for Psychology Students and Other Beginners by Danielle J. Navarro, David R. Foxcroft, and Thomas J. Faulkenberry. It is free to download here: https://learnstatswithjasp.com/
  • Readings and materials will be provided on Wattle.

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.
  • Webcam
  • 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

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • Students will receive feedback from tutors on the practice exercises completed during labs.
  • Students will receive feedback on the assessed lab exercises via Wattle after all students have completed the assessment.
  • Students will receive general feedback from the teaching staff on the mid-semester exam.

Student Feedback

ANU 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.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Welcome and introduction to research
2 Sampling and measurement
3 Descriptives and graphing Lab 1
4 Significance testing 1 Lab 2
5 Significance testing 2 Lab 3
6 Correlation and regression Lab 4
7 T-tests 1
8 T-tests 2 Lab 5
9 ANOVA 1 Lab 6
10 ANOVA 2 Lab 7
11 Statistics, research, and meta-science Lab 8
12 Review

Tutorial Registration

ANU Utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities/tutorials. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Learning Outcomes
Lab exercises 35 % 1,2,4
Written Assessment 25 % 1,3,4,5
End-of-semester examination 40 % 1,2,3,4

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU 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 Requirements

The 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 Assessment

Marks 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.


It is expected that students participate in laboratory classes. They are important as they will provide a unique opportunity for small group discussion and interactive learning exercises.


There will be an end-of-semester (final) exam.

Students should consult the ANU final examination timetable to confirm the date, time, and venue of the exam.

The final exam is a hurdle requirement. A Pass mark (50% or greater) is required in the final exam before the course can be passed as a whole.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 35 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4

Lab exercises

Students will work through assessed lab exercises worth 35% of the total course grade. There are eight quizzes throughout the semester (completed on the course Wattle site during Quiz sessions). Students who miss a lab exercise without a valid reason, will receive a mark of zero for that lab exercise. The final grade for the lab exercise component will be determined by the weighted average of marks for the best seven of the eight lab exercises.

Lab exercises will open at 8 AM on Thursday of each lab week, and close (i.e., are due no later than) 5pm the following Wednesday. 

Assessment Task 2

Value: 25 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,3,4,5

Written Assessment

Students will complete a writing assignment (i.e., essay) in which they will compare a claim in popular media against published empirical research in peer-reviewed journals on that topic. The assignment will have a minimum word count of 750 words and a maximum word count of 1000 words. Additional details, including the timeline and rubric, for this assessment will be announced on the course Wattle site.

Value: 25%

Assessment Task 3

Value: 40 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

End-of-semester examination

The end-of-semester (final) examination covers the entire course. 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.

The final exam is a hurdle requirement. A Pass mark (50% or greater) is required in the final exam before the course can be passed as a whole.

Value: 40%

Academic Integrity

Academic 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.

Online Submission

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 Submission

For 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.

Late Submission

No late submission of Assessment Task 1 (Lab Exercises) without an extension after the due date will be permitted. If the assessment task is not submitted by the due date, a mark of zero will be awarded.

For Assessment Task 2 (Written Assessment):

  • -Late submission without an approved extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof.
  • -Late submission is not accepted after 10 working days from the due date.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted 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.

Returning Assignments

Assessment tasks will be marked and returned to students via Wattle within two weeks of the assessment deadline.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions 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 is not allowed.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information. In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service — including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy. If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic 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.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
Dr Ho Huynh

Research Interests

Social psychology, health psychology; humility, provider-patient relationships, student success

Dr Ho Huynh

By Appointment
Dr Ho Huynh

Research Interests

Dr Ho Huynh

By Appointment
(April) Jiaxin Li

Research Interests

(April) Jiaxin Li


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