Psychological Research Methods
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- 27 Feb 2023
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- Select the statistical techniques that are appropriate to the research hypotheses being tested.
- Prepare data to meet the distributional assumptions of statistical tests.
- Use software for statistical computing and select the appropriate analytical and output options.
- Select and conduct correlational analyses to analyse relationships between variables and Analyses of Variance to analyse differences between means.
- Interpret and report on the outcome of statistical tests in APA format.
- • How to understand published research.
- • How to answer specific research questions.
- • How to use statistics software.
- • Understanding analysis of variance.
- • Understanding regression models.
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
Pre-requisites: Must have successfully completed PSY1SFP and at least 75 credit points of subjects.
No additional requirements
The two parts of this subject deal with statistical inferences that we can make about (1) relationships between measures gathered from a single group of participants and (2) differences in the group means on one variable gathered from two or more groups of participants. In the first part, we start with correlation between variables and move on to more advanced regression topics of using several variables to predict an outcome. In the second part, we start with the basic principles of experimental design to compare data gathered from the same or different groups of participants. We study the Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) in detail, on how we can use it to establish differences between several groups and, following that, how we can compare means between groups.
- Data Analysis Assignments (2 x 1000-words). (60%)
- 2 Exams (mid and end of semester) x 1 hour per occasion 36 items per 1 occasion. Equates to < 1000 words each. (40%)
Current study term: 26 Feb 23 to 26 May 23
Textbook information is pending.