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Research Methods in Psychology

Enrolment code: KHA201

Offered: Hobart: semester 1,Launceston: semester 1,

Special note: This unit is part of the core program in Psychology and must be taken by students proceeding to a psychology major.

Unit description:

Provides a more advanced coverage of two core areas: visual perception and methods in psychological research. Lectures in visual perception provide an introduction to the structure and function of the visual system and how this determines what we see and know about the world around us. Research methods lectures introduce students to experimental design and the application of inferential statistics to psychological research.

In the laboratory component, students participate in activities and demonstrations illustrating aspects of visual perception, such as apparent movement and global-local perception, and develop basic competence in the application and interpretation of inferential statistics, and data analysis skills.

Staff Dr W Slaghuis (Coordinator), Mr JRM Alexander, Dr G Hannan For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2x1-hr lectures, 1x2-hr lab class weekly (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites (KHA101 and KHA102 ) or KHA100 or (HGP101 and HGP102)  
Mutual exclusions KHA200, KHA250, KHA220, KHA230  
Assessment mode 2-hr exam in June (50%), lab reports totalling 2,500 words and data analysis exercises (50%). Satisfactory performance in the reports and exercises is required for a full pass Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Goldstein E, Sensation and Perception, ISBN 0534346804 Library Catalogue
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Recommended texts etc Kranzler G & Moursond J, Statistics for the Terrified, 1999 ISBN 0139554106
Howell D, Statistical Methods for Psychology, 5th edn, ISBN 053437770X
Library Catalogue
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Psychology  
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
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Bachelor of Science (See also combined degrees)
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Faculty website Faculty of Science and Engineering  
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