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Unit of Study STAT2002 - Quantitative Methods in Psychology (2023)

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Learning outcomes

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:

calculate basic descriptive statistics on a variety of real-world data sets

interpret measures of association between continuous variables common to psychological investigation

select and perform appropriate hypothesis tests for simple experimental designs

interpret and communicate the results of analyses using appropriate conventions in psychology

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Howell, G, 2016, Fundamental Statistics for the Behavioural Sciences, 9th Ed., Cengage Learning, Boston, MA.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Students need to purchase, or have access to, the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). If purchasing SPSS, the "Base Grad Pack" is sufficient for this unit. This pack retails for approximately $50 and can be downloaded for free before license purchase.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.