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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:
1appropriately apply theory and logic of foundational statistics in psychology to diverse research-based scenarios
2calculate basic descriptive, parametric, and non-parametric statistics on a variety of real-world data sets
3evaluate and perform appropriate hypothesis tests for simple experimental designs
4interpret and communicate the results of analyses using approved conventions in psychology

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

Prescribed Learning Resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Short written response50%
Short written response20%
Short written response30%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Short written response50%
Short written response20%
Short written response30%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Short written response50%
Short written response20%
Short written response30%
Notice

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