Advanced Methodology

10 Units

Advanced topics in research methodology and statistics relevant to the current set of projects undertaken by the cohort of students at this level. Complex research designs are discussed, including experimental and applied psychology research, qualitative and quantitative methods. Additional advanced material in the statistical analysis of research data and interpretation including power analysis, meta-analysis, ANCOVA and analysis of multi-way frequency data. Students CANNOT take PSYC4000 with any of the following courses: PSYC4120, PSYC4220, PSYC409A or PSYC409B.

Faculty Faculty of Science and Information Technology
School School of Psychology
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Ourimbah)

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Learning Outcomes

At the successful completion of this course, students will have:

  1. Gained knowledge in research methods suitable for a professional psychologist.
  2. Expanded the following research skills: * selecting and administering appropriate statistical tests * interpreting the results of statistical tests

The course will cover a variety of advanced topics in research methods, such as measurement, multivariate statistics, meta-analysis, and program evaluation.

Replacing Course(s) PSYC4120, PSYC4220 and PSYC4090A and PSYC4090B.
Transition Students CANNOT take PSYC4000 with any of the following courses: PSYC4120, PSYC4220, PSYC409A or PSYC409B.
Assumed Knowledge Students enrolling in Psychology 4000 level courses should have successfully completed all 240 units of the BPsychology program at the 1000-3000 levels or an APS accredited sequence in Psychology (yrs 1-3)
Assessment Items
  • Examination: Class - In class test using computer based advanced statistical analyses
  • Examination: Formal - Final exam based on course content
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Computer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
  • Requisite by Enrolment: This course is only available to students enrolled in the BPsychology, BArts(Hons), BScience(Hons), BSocScience(Hons) Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Postgraduate).
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for PSYC40002

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