Studying psychology means posing problems, generating hypotheses, designing experiments observing human behaviour, testing your hypotheses, interpreting and evaluating data, and determining how to follow up on your findings. This unit of study will expand your knowledge of core conceptual, statistical and analytical approaches available to the broad research areas in psychology and related disciplines. You will investigate fundamental issues surrounding psychological measurement and hypothesis testing. Hands on experience will be gained in the application of statistics and psychometrics to the types of data commonly collected in psychological research. By undertaking this unit you will develop a critical and analytical approach towards measurement and psychometric theories, and an understanding of statistical techniques based on the general linear model.
15 x 2hr lectures (2 lectures /week for 8 weeks), 9 x 2hr tutorials (1 tutorial / week for 9 weeks)
mid-semester exam (50%), end of semester exam (50%)
This unit must be taken by all Psychology Honours students as it is part of the accredited pathway.