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Unit description

Focuses on developing a conceptual understanding of psychometric test construction and current and emerging forms of inferential testing. Reviews research methodology and data analysis concepts at an advanced level with a view to being incorporated into a research project. Psychometric test construction and traditional and modern approaches to inferential testing are discussed and performed.

Unit content

  • Construction of psychological measurements, including exploratory factor analysis
  • Multiple regression analysis, moderation, and mediation
  • Review and critique of the logic behind null hypothesis testing
  • Analysis of experimental designs
  • Alternatives to null hypothesis testing
  • Exploring data analysis strategies for a research project

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:
1apply theory and logic relevant to psychological measurement and advanced quantitative statistics to diverse research data
2construct a psychometric test and test its structure, psychometric properties, and construct validity
3evaluate, select and perform appropriate and complete statistical analyses to assess real-world research questions
4report and interpret findings of analyses in accordance with approved conventions in psychology

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

  1. apply theory and logic relevant to psychological measurement and advanced quantitative statistics to diverse research data
  2. construct a psychometric test and test its structure, psychometric properties, and construct validity
  3. evaluate, select and perform appropriate and complete statistical analyses to assess real-world research questions
  4. report and interpret findings of analyses in accordance with approved conventions in psychology

Prescribed Learning Resources

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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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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 response40%
Project30%
Project30%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Short written response40%
Project30%
Project30%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Short written response40%
Project30%
Project30%
Notice

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