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Unit of Study BHS20008 - Quantitative Methods in Psychology (2016)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 correctly calculate basic parametric statistics on a variety of data sets
2 understand the logic of null-hypothesis testing and its application in simple experimental designs
3 conduct appropriate parametric hypothesis tests for one- and two-group designs
4 interpret the description of results to be found in research publications employing simple experimental designs
5 identify errors and interpretation problems in published research employing a range of simple experimental designs
6 communicate the results of an analysis adhering to APA standards

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. correctly calculate basic parametric statistics on a variety of data sets
    • GA4:
  2. understand the logic of null-hypothesis testing and its application in simple experimental designs
    • GA4:
  3. conduct appropriate parametric hypothesis tests for one- and two-group designs
    • GA4:
  4. interpret the description of results to be found in research publications employing simple experimental designs
    • GA4:
  5. identify errors and interpretation problems in published research employing a range of simple experimental designs
    • GA1:
  6. communicate the results of an analysis adhering to APA standards
    • GA6:

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