Advanced Methodology

Course code PSYC4000Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt 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
ContentThe 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.
TransitionStudents CANNOT take PSYC4000 with any of the following courses:
PSYC4120, PSYC4220, PSYC409A or PSYC409B.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents 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)
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassIn class test using computer based advanced statistical analyses
Examination: FormalFinal exam based on course content
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Computer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the BPsychology, BArts(Hons), BScience(Hons), BSocScience(Hons) Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Postgraduate).
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PSYC4000