This course revises and expands on the research design and statistical analyses covered in the undergraduate Psychology program. It covers the ethics requirements for conducting and reporting research. It extends statistical analyses to more advanced statistical methods relevant to research and applied settings in Psychology, including the implications for design. It reviews the application of Analysis of Variance, and regression, then introduces advanced statistical methods, their purpose, assumptions and application.
Methods covered include ANOVA, multiple regression, logistic regression, mediation and moderation, general linear models, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, and (a taster only) structural equation modelling (SEM). Jamovi will be the primary software package for computing statistical analyses.
|Unit name||Research Design & Ethics|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Mark Hinder|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Apply and evaluate ethical principles for the design and conduct of research studies
- Evaluate data from psychological research using analytical methods appropriate for a variety of research designs and research hypotheses.
- Adapt and apply reporting and communication principles to share research findings across a variety of audiences and presentation formats.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesAdmission into M4O or M4Y or R4E or S4E
One 1-hr lecture and One 2-hr practical weekly (11 weeks)
|Assessment||In-class exam (40%)|Ethics application (30%)|Practical class exercises (30%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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