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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.

Summary 2020

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

Dr Michael Garry

Teaching staff

Dr Michael Garry (Hobart), Dr Matt Palmer (Launceston)

Emily Lowe (Semester 2)

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


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  • 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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