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Advanced Research Methods

Enrolment code: KHA308

Offered: Hobart: semester 2, Launceston: semester 2

Special note: This unit is part of the accredited program in Psychology and must be taken by students proceeding to Honours in Psychology.

Unit description:

Provides advanced level study in research methodology and data analysis for students intending to proceed to Honours and postgraduate studies in Psychology. The methodology component of the unit examines issues in experimental design, such as research hypotheses and validity, experimental control, research designs and research ethics. The advanced data analysis component of the unit introduces regression and trend analysis, two factor non-orthogonal designs, three factor, multivariate and repeated measures analysis of variance, and analysis of covariance.

In laboratory classes students are given further training in research skills, such as literature and database searching, summary of research literature, formulation and justification of research hypotheses, experimental design and statistical procedures, and preparation of reports or manuscripts. Students demonstrate their research skills in the development of an independent research proposal in an approved area.

Staff Dr JA Davidson (Coordinator), Dr GV Wilson 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, 2-hr lab class, 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites KHA301 or KHA351 or KHA300  
Mutual exclusions KHA340, KHA311, HYA311  
Assessment mode 2-hr exam in Nov (50%), research proposal 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 Graziano AM & Raulin ML, Research Methods: A Process of Enquiry, ISBN 0673980413 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  
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Faculty website Faculty of Science and Engineering  
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