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.
- Construction of psychological measurements, including exploratory factor analysis
- Multiple regression analysis, moderation, and mediation
- Analysis of experimental designs
- Review and critique of the logic behind null hypothesis testing
- Alternatives to null hypothesis testing
- Exploring data analysis strategies for a research project
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||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|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- apply theory and logic relevant to psychological measurement and advanced quantitative statistics to diverse research data
- construct a psychometric test and test its structure, psychometric properties, and construct validity
- evaluate, select and perform appropriate and complete statistical analyses to assess real-world research questions
- report and interpret findings of analyses in accordance with approved conventions in psychology
Prescribed Learning Resources
- No prescribed texts.
IBM-SPSS. Students need to have access to the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). All campus computers have the 'Premium" pack installed. If purchasing SPSS, the “Standard Version” is the minimum requirement and the "Premium Grad Pack" is the preferred option (as it includes missing data analysis). SPSS can be downloaded as a 30-day free trial before license purchase
Teaching and assessment
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