STATISTICS FOR PSYCHOLOGY

STA1PSY

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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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Incompatible subjectsECO1ISB OR STA1SS OR STA1CTS OR STA1LS OR STA1STM

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Learning resources

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

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AuthorJazayeri, M and Quah, H

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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

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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.

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