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Area/Catalogue
BEHL 3005

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
007650

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

Course aim

Students will attain advanced skills in the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of psychological research.

Course content

Students will develop an advanced understanding of research design and evaluation (including questionnaire design, survey technique and sampling procedures), advanced skills in the selection, SPSS calculation and reporting of appropriate statistical tests (including multivariate data screening, advanced parametric inferential statistical tests, reliability, power and effect size) and the ethics of research (including issues related to culture and dependent populations). Students will apply this knowledge in the preparation of an APA style research report.

Textbook(s)

Andy Field 2017, Discovering Statistics using IBM SPSS, 5th, SAGE

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BEHL 2005 Introductory Research Methods
BEHL 3002 Cognitive Psychology

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Computer Practical 2 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Research report 2250 words 50% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy

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