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Research design and analysis

Unit Code: PSY4051

Duration: 6 weeks

Contact Hours: 20-24 hours of study per week

Credit Points: 6


‘Research design and analysis’ is an expansive and hands-on unit that foregrounds best practice in psychological research, in which you will complete authentic assessments and participate in hands-on tutorial experience. You will extend your understanding of the research process by employing commonly used methods of statistical analysis using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software package, covering topics that include: parametric and nonparametric procedures to compare two or more independent or matched samples; correlation and linear regression; planned and post hoc comparison techniques; power and sample size considerations; interpretation of output; experimental, quasi-experimental, and correlational research strategies; between- and within-subjects designs; and ethics.