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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.

Summary 2021

Unit name Research Design & Ethics
Unit code KHA451
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology

Dr Matt Palmer

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



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About Census Dates




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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