Provides a critical evaluation of data analysis techniques and current approaches to best practice evaluation techniques in the applied setting. Describes contemporary alternatives to null hypothesis testing in the context of their value for real-world professional conduct within a scientist-practitioner framework. Supports best practices in data management, programme evaluation and scientific and applied dissemination of outcomes and utilises a combination of problem based learning applied to a project and student reflective practice.
- Designing an effective data analysis strategy: Issues and resolutions
- Introduction to the “New” statistics: effect size estimation
- Alternatives to Null Hypothesis Testing: Bayes and p-rep
- Research in the real world: single case designs
- Research in the real world: time series
- Real world applications: programme evaluation
- Real world applications: Big data
- Good data practices
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||explain and defend the data-analysis strategy for an experimental design consistent with research conducted at Honours level in psychology||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||critically evaluate the use of Null Hypothesis Testing methods for data analysis and identify alternatives where more appropriate||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||conduct appropriate analyses of data from designs consistent with those likely to be employed at Honours level in Psychology||Creativity|
|4||report the results of data analysis for research consistent with that conducted at Honours level in psychology, following APA format and guidelines for effective dissemination of research outcomes||Creativity|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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