The aim is to introduce students to fundamental concepts in statistics and research design as applied to psychological research. These include summary descriptive statistics, an introduction to the principles and practice of research design (both quantitative and qualitative approaches), and the use of inferential statistics. Building upon this framework, the unit of study aims to develop each student's expertise in understanding the rationale for, and application of, a variety of statistical tests to the sorts of data typically obtained in psychological research.
3 x 1 hour lectures per week for 6 weeks (even weeks) and 2 x 1 hour lectures per week for the remaining 7 weeks (odd weeks); 1 x 2 hour tutorial per week (12 weeks)
One 2 hour final exam, research participation, plus a combination of in class tests, in-semester exam, and/or a written assignment (100%).
Recommended: HSC Mathematics, any level
PSYC1001 OR PSYC1002