STATISTICS FOR PSYCHOLOGY

STA1PSY

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed to introduce students undertaking the major stream of psychology to a range of statistical methods used in contemporary psychological research. The material covered in this subject aims to help students understand statistical principles through the introduction of basic statistical procedures. This subject will also help students comprehend statistical analyses in scientific research papers. The statistical computing package SPSS is an integral part of this subject with weekly practice classes held in a computer laboratory. (This subject is normally co-requisite for PSY1CFP and pre-requisite for PSY2PRM.)

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMitra Jazayeri

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisites For students in the Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering, and the Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Psychological Science (LWLPS, LWLPY and LWLPYB), this subject is normally a co-requisite for PSY1CFP

Incompatible subjects STA1LS, STA1SS, STA2SS, STA1CTS, STA1STM, ECO1ISB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsStatistics for Psychology, SPSS manual and exercises for the behavioural sciencesPrescribedJazayeri, M and Quah, HDEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
ReadingsStatistics for the behavioral and social sciences. A brief course.PrescribedAron, A., Aron, E. and Coups, E.J.4TH EDN. PRENTICE HALL. 2008.

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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMitra Jazayeri

Class requirements

Computer Laboratory Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
eleven 100-word assignments20
one 2-hour examination50
two 45-minute computer tests30