Unit description

Revises analysis of variance from third year Research Methods, and introduces students to advanced research design and data analysis techniques. Statistical procedures will be introduced including factor analysis, multivariate analysis of variance and multiple regression. Students will also be required to critically evaluate methodological and statistical issues such as research design and null hypothesis testing. Teaching will take place in an interactive workshop environment.

Unit content

This is one of two units which cover:

Topic 1: Introduction
Topic 2: Systematic reviews and meta analysis
Topic 3: Power
Topic 4: Using Excel to fit graphs
Topic 5: Factor Analysis I
Topic 6: Factor Analysis II
Topic 7: Scale construction
Topic 8: Validation and measures of reliability
Topic 9: Multiple regression I
Topic 10: Multiple regression II
Topic 11: Signal detection theory
Topic 12: Revision of analysis of variance
Topic 13: Using SPSS to perform analysis of variance
Topic 14: Contrast testing
Topic 15: Analysing factorial interactions
Topic 16: Basis of null hypothesis testing
Topic 17: Alternatives to null hypothesis testing
Topic 18: Analysis of covariance
Topic 19: Multivariate analysis of variance
Topic 20: Repeated measures designs and alternative methods of analysis
Topic 21: Other statistical techniques
Topic 22: Specific topics relevant to analysis of research projects

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Workshop on-site See BHS40005 (See BHS40005 )
See BHS40005 Research Methods and Applied Project (Part 1 of 2)SR

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Fee information


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