Advanced Statistics for Psychology (PSYC3010)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit of study expands upon students' knowledge of the general linear model and its applications in the analysis of data from psychological research. The first half of the course introduces students to contrast analysis as an extension of ANOVA, which allows for more focused analysis of data where group comparisons are the primary interest. The second half focuses on multiple regression and its extensions, which are used when the primary interest is to predict or explain a particular variable based on a set of other variables.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

Two 1 hour lectures and one 2 hour tutorial per week.

Assessment

One 2 hour exam, class tests, 1500 word assignment, practical exercises (100%)

Textbooks

Keith, Z. T. (2006). Multiple Regression and Beyond. New York: Pearson Education, Inc.

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(PSYC2012 or PSYC2112) plus at least one other Intermediate Psychology Unit of Study from PSYC2011, PSYC2911, PSYC2111, PSYC2013, PSYC2113, PSYC2014 and PSYC2114.

Prohibitions

PSYC3201

Study this unit outside a degree

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.