Advanced Quantitative Methods

PSY40001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn

Duration

  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

Prerequisites

Admission into BH-PSY1 Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Graduate Entry
OR
300 Credit Points in BH-PSY Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Standard Entry
OR
Admission into BH-PSYSC Bachelor of Psychological Sciences (Honours)

Corequisites

Nil

Aims and objectives

This is a core unit of study in the Honours in Psychology courses. This unit complements other units in the course by providing practical data analysis skills. The unit prepares students to use analytic techniques that may be required for their 4th-year thesis and for future employment. Basic and advanced skills in data preparation, statistical analyses, interpretation of data, and report preparation will be promoted through lectures and computer labs.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Perform multivariate data analyses using SPSS and AMOS and accurately evaluate statistic outputs
2. Identify and select appropriate multivariate data analyses to assess specific hypotheses and/or research questions
3. Appraise and convey statistical results that conform to the standards of the American Psychological Association
4. Demonstrate the ability to design research studies by appraising the strengths, weaknesses, and assumptions of relevant multivariate data analysis techniques