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Undergraduate | MAQ-STAX1103 | 2024

Introduction to Psychological Design and Statistics

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Learn how to design research and use statistics in psychology. You’ll get to know common statistical techniques and software. Conduct tests, summarise data, and communicate your findings. Think about the role of research in psychological science.

Study method
100% online
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Start dates
19 Feb 2024,
22 July 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
18 weeks

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Introduction to Psychological Design and Statistics

About this subject

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

    1. Describe common research designs in psychological science and draw appropriate conclusions consistent with the research design.
    2. Describe statistical techniques in psychological science, including both signicance testing and effect sizes, and apply these tests appropriately to research designs.
    3. Conduct statistical tests appropriately, including using statistical software, and draw appropriate conclusions.
    4. Summarise data, both numerically and graphically, including using statistical software.
    5. Critically evaluate research, research designs, and statistical testing in psychological science.
    6. Effectively communicate research findings, both formally and informally.

Entry requirements


NCCW (2020 and onwards) PSYU1104, PSYX1104 and PSYU1105 and PSYX1105. Students should not complete STAX1103 if they have completed both PSYX1104 AND PSYX1105.
NCCW STAT 1103 Introduction to Psychological Design and Statistics

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

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

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What to study next?

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

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Bachelor of Psychology

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