Enrolments are closed.

Want to study Psychology and Philosophy? with a student advisor to find out more.

This unit contains mature content and may not be suitable for some students. Any student under the age of 16 who would like to enrol in this unit must first complete a Parental Consent Form.

Macquarie University logo

Design and Statistics II

Undergraduate | MAQ-PSYX2248 | 2024

Previously MAQ-PSYX248

In this intermediate course, you’ll cover statistics used for experiments in psychological research. Discover the importance of interpretation and the power of sample size. Learn statistic methods including correlation, regression and more.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

FEE-HELP available

Design and Statistics II

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. Analyse, interpret, critique, and discuss empirically derived data and scientific evidence relating to research design and statistics in psychology
    2. Communicate a breadth of understanding of psychological research design, analysis, and interpretation, to convey thoughtful, scientifically driven information to multiple audiences (Capability 2: Practitioner).  
    3. Apply psychological research design and analysis knowledge effectively to achieve positive impact in real-world scenarios
    4. Demonstrate systems-thinking skills and the capacity to effectively navigate uncertain and ambiguous situations by critically evaluating alternatives, and making informed decisions grounded in scientific evidence

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • MAQ-PSY-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Psychology

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of

and one of

and one of

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-PSYX248 (Not currently available)


Pre-requisite (PSYX104 and PSYX105) or (PSYC104 and PSYC105) or (PSYU1104 and PSYU1105) or (PSYX1101 and PSYX1102 and STAX1103)
NCCW (pre-2020 units) PSYX248, PSY248
NCCW (2020 and onwards) PSYU Design and Statistics II

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

Macquarie University logo


Bachelor of Psychology

Tell us a little about yourself

Keep track of your favourites

Create a free account or sign in to:

Create an account