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Information relevant to 2003 – Unit Details

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Assessment and Research Methods

Enrolment code: KHA301

Offered: Hobart: 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 an advanced coverage of two core areas: psychological assessment and research methods. Lectures in psychological assessment focus on the assessment of adults, and provide an overview of the range of assessment approaches, to promote an understanding of fundamental concepts in assessment and a critical awareness of issues pertaining to the use of assessment data. Research methods lectures extend studies in experimental design and analysis to the use of analysis of variance, planned and post hoc comparisons, analysis of interactions, and repeated measures designs. In laboratory classes students critically examine issues in assessment, look at the uses and limitations of assessment data, and gain hands-on experience of assessment approaches. Students further develop skills in the design of experiments, data analysis and interpretation, and the use of statistical packages for analysis of variance.

Staff Dr R Burton-Smith (Coordinator), Dr JA Davidson 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 2xl-hr lectures, 2-hr lab class weekly 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites KHA201 or KHA200 or KHA250  
Mutual exclusions KHA300, KHA340, KHA301, KHA351  
Assessment mode 2-hr exams 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 Kaplan RM & Saccuzzo DP, Psychological Testing: Principles, Applications and Issues, ISBN 053426364X Library Catalogue
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Recommended texts etc Howell DC, 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)
 
Faculty website Faculty of Science and Engineering  
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