PSYC344-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Intermediate Research Methods and Statistics

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023

Description

This intermediate course in research methods and statistics will guide you through the key steps of conducting psychological research that ultimately benefits and influences society. The lectures will cover a selection of topics on designing a project with consideration of research ethics, analysing and interpreting psychology data with rigour, and disseminating research findings for impact. The laboratory classes and assessments provide further experience in designing psychological research and writing up research in standard APA-style format

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of research methods in designing a psychology research study involving human participants.
  • Apply knowledge of research methods in designing a psychology research study involving human participants.
  • Recommend qualitative and mixed methods when appropriate for enriching research design.
  • Apply existing statistical knowledge (t-test, ANOVAs) in intermediate statistical analyses (factorial and repeated measures ANOVAs, moderated and mediated regression), and clearly and accurately report the results, adhering to APA standards.
  • Demonstrate professional standards for research integrity in Aotearoa New Zealand, including ethical treatment of participants, consideration of Mātauranga Māori in research, honest scholarship, and transparent communications.
  • Exercise and adapt strategies for working in a diverse research team, including efficient project coordination, routine communication, delegation of work to strengths, and building team cohesion through shared challenges, understanding, and successes.

Prerequisites

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 - 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 A3 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 225 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
03 Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 225 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
04 Friday 13:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 225 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
05 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 225 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
06 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 225 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Weekly Quizzes 5%
Learning Activities 5%
Lab Exercises 10%
Research proposal 25%
Lab Report 25%
Final Exam 30%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

1. Navarro, D. J., and Foxcroft, D. R; Learning statistics with jamovi: A tutorial for psychology students and other beginners ; 2022 (Available from url:http://learnstatswithjamovi.com).

2. Gelman, A., Hill, J., and Vehtari, A; Regression and other stories ; Cambridge University Press, 2022 (https://avehtari.github.io/ROS-Examples).

Recommended Reading

Field, Andy P; Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS statistics ; 5th edition; SAGE Publications, 2018.

Jackson, Sherri L; Research methods and statistics : a critical thinking approach ; 5th edition; Cengage Learning, 2016.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,833.00

International fee $9,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing .

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