## Availabilities:

LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
Online

## Unit description

A basic understanding of the concepts underlying hypothesis testing is provided, with emphasis upon the normal distribution and central limit theorem. Equips students with a range of quantitative data analytic techniques (correlation, z-test, single-sample t-test, between groups t-test, and repeated measures t-test) utilised in psychological research.

## Unit content

• Basic concepts
• Describing and exploring data
• Basic concepts of probability
• The normal distribution
• Pearson's correlation coefficient
• Sampling distribution and central limit theorem
• Hypothesis testing: t-test for a single mean
• Hypothesis testing: repeated measures t-test
• Hypothesis testing: independent measures t-test
• Assumptions and their implications

## 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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

1. correctly calculate basic parametric statistics on a variety of data sets
2. understand the logic of null-hypothesis testing and its application in simple experimental designs
3. conduct appropriate parametric hypothesis tests for one- and two-group designs
4. interpret the description of results to be found in research publications employing simple experimental designs
5. identify errors and interpretation problems in published research employing a range of simple experimental designs
6. communicate the results of an analysis adhering to APA standards.

## Prescribed texts

• Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

## Teaching and assessment

 Teaching method Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks) Laboratory session 2 hours (10 weeks)
 Assessment Short written response 50% Short written response 20% Short written response 30%
 Teaching method Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks) Laboratory session 2 hours  (10 weeks)
 Assessment Short written response 50% Short written response 20% Short written response 30%
 Teaching method Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks) Laboratory session 2 hours (10 weeks )
 Assessment Short written response 50% Short written response 20% Short written response 30%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

## Fee information

### Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.

Fee paying courses