Courses & Units

Research Methods 2 KHA201

Hobart, Launceston


This is a core intermediate level unit in the Psychology major


This unit introduces students to experimental design, methodology, and data analysis in psychological research. Lectures will present students with a systematic overview of major principles and issues of the scientific method, research design and methodology and hypothesis testing to facilitate planning of independent research and to develop critical evaluation of published research and the validity of research findings. Descriptive and inferential statistics including Chi-square, correlation and regression, t-test and ANOVA will be covered in detail.

The practical component of the unit covers the fundamental principles, application, interpretation and presentation of descriptive and inferential statistics in psychology. Students will use PC-based statistical software packages including SPSS 21.0 and Microsoft Excel.


Unit name Research Methods 2
Unit code KHA201
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Psychology

Semester 1 - Dr Michael Garry (Unit Coordinator - Hobart), Dr Matt Palmer (Launceston)

Semester 2 - Mr Andrew Chapman

Teaching staff

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

About Census Dates



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,207.00 090701

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


  • PREREQ - (KHA111 and KHA112) or (KHA101 andKHA102)  For students in M3H, KHA112 or KHA102 is only required.
  • MEXCL - KHA200, KHA250, KHA220, KHA230


Teaching Pattern

On-campus: One 2-hr lecture and one 2-hr lab class weekly (13 wks)Off-campus: 13 weekly online modules


Practical class exercises (5 x 4%), mid-semester test (30%), 2-hr final exam (50%)

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Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.


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