Courses & Units

Research Design & Ethics KHA451

Hobart, Launceston


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
Unit code KHA451
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Psychology

Dr Matt Palmer

Level Honours
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,445.00 090701

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Prior completion of a three-year APAC accredited sequence in psychology.


Teaching Pattern

One 1-hr lecture and One 2-hr practical weekly (13 weeks)


Report, (30%)
Laboratory/practical exercises, (30%)
Final exam - 2 hours, (40%)

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