PSYC344-23SU2 (D) Summer Nov 2023 start (Distance)

Intermediate Research Methods and Statistics

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 November 2023
End Date: Sunday, 11 February 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 26 November 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 January 2024


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

  • The objectives of the course are to:

  • 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.


Course Coordinator

Usman Afzali


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Weekly Quizzes 5%
Learning Activities 5%
Lab Exercises 10%
Research Proposal 25% Developing a research idea and pre-registering it
Lab Report 25% Conducting and reporting analyses APA-style
Final Exam 30%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Text (Free/Open Access):
1. Navarro, D. J., and Foxcroft, D. R. (2022). Learning statistics with jamovi: A tutorial for psychology students and other beginners. (Version 0.75). DOI: 10.24384/hgc3-7p15 [Available from url:]

2. Gelman, A., Hill, J., and Vehtari, A. (2022). Regression and other stories. Cambridge University Press. Free legal download (for personal use only) available from [click ROS online PDF]

3. Some articles will also be provided as required readings during the semester.

You are expected to read all required readings for lectures, preferably prior to attending lectures. All required readings will be examinable unless otherwise specified by the lecturer.

Some further required readings will also be suggested, generally from published articles and reliable sources, where applicable.

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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