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Research assessment

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate – Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Arts

Coordinators(s)

Ms Catherine Rogers

Offered

South Africa

  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Summer semester B 2018 (On-campus)

Prerequisites

AZA1019 and AZA1020

Co-requisites

AZA2015, AZA2455, AZA2495

Prohibitions

GSC1601, COG1112, PSY2051

Notes

The unit may be offered as part of the Summer Arts ProgramSummer Arts Program (http://www.monash.edu/students/courses/arts/summer-program.html).

Synopsis

The unit expands the study of topics in the field of research assessment already encountered in the first year. It focuses on experimental design and applied methodology, covering experimental design and analysis, hypothesis testing, t-tests, analysis of variance, and post-hoc tests, correlation, chi-square, non-parametric tests and observational, archival and single subject designs. The laboratory programme complements the lectures, and provides further training in research techniques, analysis, oral presentations and teamwork.

Outcomes

On completion of the unit the students will be able to:

  1. Design and analyse psychological assessment projects.
  2. Apply of a range of statistical tests appropriately.
  3. Use statistical packages effectively.
  4. Prepare a psychological report.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50% + Exam: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Skye Hanekom

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Psychology – South Africa

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