STATISTICS FOR PSYCHOLOGY
Credit points: 15
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.)
SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorMitra Jazayeri
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Co-requisites For students in the following courses: SBBS, SBPS, SHP, SBS, SBSSO, SBSAP, SBSAPB, SBSAPW, RBBS, SBPSB, SBPSW, SBSB, STBSW, SBSSOB, SBSSOW, LWLPS, LWLPY and LWLPYB this subject is normally a co-requisite for PSY1CFP.
Incompatible subjects STA1LS, STA1SS, STA2SS, STA1CTS, STA1STM, ECO1ISB
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Statistics for Psychology, SPSS manual and exercises for the behavioural sciences||Prescribed||Jazayeri, M and Quah, H||DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS|
|Readings||Statistics for the behavioral and social sciences. A brief course.||Prescribed||Aron, A., Aron, E. and Coups, E.J.||4TH EDN. PRENTICE HALL. 2008.|
|Media||Weekly youtube videos||Prescribed||To be supplied||.|
|Media||Online interviews with professionals||Prescribed||Refer to LMS page||.|
|Readings||Statistics for Psychology, SPSS manual and exercises for the behavioural Sciences||Recommended||Jazayeri,M and Quah, H||DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Interpret and manipulate data, using basic arithmetical calculations and graphical representations.
- In exam questions, and 5 written assignments, students are required to use basic mathematical procedures/formulae, graph data, calculate point estimates and interval estimates, analyse data in terms of hypotheses.
02. Understand and define research questions in statistical terms and apply statistical techniques to analyse the data.
- Fortnightly written assignments, mid-term computer tests and the final exam assess this ILO.
03. Apply statistical knowledge to produce and interpret outputs for descriptive and inferential statistics, using the statistical computer package SPSS.
- Two 45 minute in-class computer tests. Parts of the weekly assignments involve use of SPSS computer package.
04. Conduct parametric and nonparametric hypothesis tests and provide non-technical informative conclusions.
- Fortnightly written assignments, mid-term computer tests and the final exam assess this ILO
05. Explain and interpret the results of statistical analysis using statistical and psychological terms.
- Clear written statement of conclusions are assigned marks in assignments and the exam.
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Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMitra Jazayeri
One 1.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
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.
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via online.
|five 100-word assignments||20||01, 02, 03, 04, 05|
|one 2-hour examination||50||01, 02, 04, 05|
|two 45-minute computer tests||30||01, 02, 03, 04|