Courses & Units

Research Design & Ethics KHA451


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
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Associate Professor Mark Hinder
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Honours


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

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
090701 $1,828.00 $858.00 $1,002.00 $2,445.00

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Admission into M4O or M4Y or R4E or S4E


Teaching Pattern

One 1-hr lecture and One 2-hr practical weekly (11 weeks)

AssessmentIn-class exam (40%)|Ethics application (30%)|Practical class exercises (30%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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