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Unit of Study BHS30001 - Research 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 demonstrate an understanding of variance and how it is partitioned during analysis of variance
2 demonstrate an understanding of research methodology and appropriate methods of data analysis
3 demonstrate an awareness of problems with data interpretation, and know how to detect outliers and lack of conformity with statistical assumptions
4 demonstrate an understanding of the difference between statistical significance and practical significance (treatment effect)
5 use SPSS to perform statistical analyses
6 report the outcome of statistical analyses in the format required by the American Psychological Association.

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of variance and how it is partitioned during analysis of variance
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate an understanding of research methodology and appropriate methods of data analysis
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. demonstrate an awareness of problems with data interpretation, and know how to detect outliers and lack of conformity with statistical assumptions
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the difference between statistical significance and practical significance (treatment effect)
    • GA4:
  5. use SPSS to perform statistical analyses
    • GA4:
  6. report the outcome of statistical analyses in the format required by the American Psychological Association.
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

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