STATISTICS FOR PSYCHOLOGY

STA1PSY

2021

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.)

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMitra Jazayeri

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

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Capstone subjectNo

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Incompatible subjectsSTA1SS OR STA1CTS OR STA1LS OR STA1STM OR ECO1ISB

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Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Statistics for Psychology, SPSS manual and exercises for the behavioural sciences

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AuthorJazayeri, M and Quah, H

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PublisherDEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

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Statistics for the behavioral and social sciences. A brief course.

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AuthorAron, A., Aron, E. and Coups, E.J.

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PublisherPearson

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Interpret and manipulate data, using basic arithmetical calculations and graphical representations.
02. Understand and define research questions in statistical terms and apply statistical techniques to analyse the data.
03. Apply statistical knowledge to produce and interpret outputs for descriptive and inferential statistics, using the statistical computer package SPSS.
04. Conduct parametric hypothesis tests and provide non-technical informative conclusions.
05. Explain and interpret the results of statistical analysis using statistical and psychological terms.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMitra Jazayeri

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 32 - 43
One 1.00 h computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 31 - 31
Three 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via video conference.

LectureWeek: 32 - 43
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

LectureWeek: 32 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via online.

PracticalWeek: 32 - 43
One 1.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Four assignments (500 words equivalent total)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2-hour examination (2000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Two 45-minute computer tests (750 words each, 1500 words equivalent total)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMitra Jazayeri

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 32 - 43
One 1.00 h computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 31 - 31
Three 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via video conference.

LectureWeek: 32 - 43
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

LectureWeek: 32 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via online.

PracticalWeek: 32 - 43
One 1.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Four assignments (500 words equivalent total)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2-hour examination (2000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Two 45-minute computer tests (750 words each, 1500 words equivalent total)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMitra Jazayeri

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 32 - 43
One 1.00 h computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 31 - 31
Three 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 32 - 43
One 1.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Four assignments (500 words equivalent total)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2-hour examination (2000 words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Two 45-minute computer tests (750 words each, 1500 words equivalent total)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4