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UniSC Sunshine Coast
UniSC Moreton Bay
|Blended learning||Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.|
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teaching sessions and campuses where this course is usually offered.
This course will introduce you to statistical analysis of psychological data including the use of SPSS to conduct these analyses.
|Learning materials – Online learning materials||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – On campus tutorial - in computer lab||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
Descriptive statistics, Inferential statistics, SPSS
200 Level (Developing)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Analyse data obtained from psychological research and practice.||Knowledgeable|
|2||Understand the key features and concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics.||Knowledgeable|
|3||Understand basic functions and applications of the Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS).||Knowledgeable|
|4||Report and interpret the results of statistical analyses.||Empowered|
Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
PSY100 and PSY101
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Formative feedback on your academic progress will be available early in the semester. Questions will be provided online with formative feedback given once submitted.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Week 10||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|Week 13||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||3||Examination - Centrally Scheduled||Individual||25%||
|Exam Period||Exam Venue|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Results of a Psychology Research Report|
To communicate your understanding of psychological research and to correctly write the Results of a Psychology Research Report.
You will be required to write and interpret the results of a study. A more detailed outline of the requirements of this assessment will be provided online in Week 1.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Research Methods|
To demonstrate an understanding of research methods in psychology.
You will be required to devise a research study and outline the appropriate research methods for the study. A more detailed outline of the requirements of this assessment will be provided online in Week 1.
|All - Assessment Task 3:End of Semester Examination|
Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of using statistics when analysing data obtained from psychological research and practice and being empowered to identify the statistical methodology and delivery of data analysis.
|Product:||Examination - Centrally Scheduled|
The final examination will contain multiple choice and short answer questions that cover material selected from all 13 weeks of the curriculum.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||Aron, A., Aron, E., and Coups, E||2014||Statistics for Psychology - International Edition||6th||Pearson|
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