Statistics & Research Methods for Psych (PSYC2012)


The aim is to introduce students to fundamental concepts in statistics as applied to psychological research. These include summary descriptive statistics, an introduction to the principles and practice of research design, and the use of inferential statistics. Building upon this framework, the unit of study aims to develop each student's expertise in understanding the rationale for, and application of, a variety of statistical tests to the sorts of data typically obtained in psychological research.

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Further unit of study information


Two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week, plus one 1 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial per fortnight.


One 2 hour final exam, class tests, one 1500 word written assignment, one 45 minute mid-semester exam (100%).

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

PSYC1001 and PSYC1002

Recommended: HSC Mathematics, any level



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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.