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.
- 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
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||appropriately apply theory and logic of foundational statistics in psychology to diverse research-based scenarios|
|2||calculate basic descriptive, parametric, and non-parametric statistics on a variety of real-world data sets|
|3||evaluate and perform appropriate hypothesis tests for simple experimental designs|
|4||interpret and communicate the results of analyses using approved conventions in psychology|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- appropriately apply theory and logic of foundational statistics in psychology to diverse research-based scenarios
- calculate basic descriptive, parametric, and non-parametric statistics on a variety of real-world data sets
- evaluate and perform appropriate hypothesis tests for simple experimental designs
- interpret and communicate the results of analyses using approved conventions in psychology
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