Available in 2018
Course code



10 units


4000 level

Course handbook


Covers 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.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2018


  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the B Psychology (Honours), B Arts(Hons), B Science(Hons), B Social Science(Hons), B Psychological Science(Hons) and Graduate Diploma in Psychology.

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

In Term Test: Written Examination

Quiz: Lab Quizzes

Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 2


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term