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Research Methods and Behavioural Neuroscience

Enrolment code: KHA351

Offered: 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 and advanced coverage of two core areas: research methods, and behavioural neuroscience. 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. Lectures in behavioural neuroscience extend and enlarge upon introductory lectures on the biological bases of behaviour with practical work providing hands-on laboratory demonstrations and exercises of some of the topics covered in the lectures. Through the laboratory program students will further develop skills in the design of experiments, data analysis and interpretation, and the use of statistical packages for analysis of variance.

Staff Dr. M Summers (Coordinator), Dr J 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 2x1-hr lectures and 2-hr lab class weekly (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites KHA201 or KHA200 or KHA250  
Mutual exclusions KHA301, KHA300  
Assessment mode 2-hr exam in June (50%), exercises and assignments totalling 2,500 words (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 Pinel JPJ, Biopsychology, 4th edn, ISBN 0205289924 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)
Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies)
Bachelor of Commerce (See also combined degrees)
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Faculty website Faculty of Science and Engineering  
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