PSYC206-20SU2 (D) Summer Nov 2020 start (Distance)

# Research Design and Statistics

15 points

Details:
 Start Date: Monday, 9 November 2020 End Date: Sunday, 13 December 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
• Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 13 November 2020
• Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 November 2020

## Description

An introduction to the theory and practice of statistics in psychology. For psychological science, statistics is a framework for making rational decisions on the basis of data. The course will emphasize the concepts of logic underlying statistics, and provide worked-through examples that illustrate those concepts. An important theme is that anyone can learn statistics - no math beyond basic algebra is required. This is a prerequisite to advancing in psychology beyond PSYC 200-level.

This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of statistics in psychology.  For psychological science, statistics is a framework for making rational decisions on the basis of data.  The course will emphasise the concepts and logic underlying statistics, and provide worked-through examples that illustrate those concepts.  An important theme is that anyone can learn statistics - no maths beyond basic algebra is required!  There is a laboratory component that will give you practical experience with using MS Excel and statistical software (jamovi).

## Learning Outcomes

• On successfully passing this course, students will be able to:
• Characterise data using descriptive statistics and graphical methods
• Display and interpret relationships between variables in scatterplots
• Calculate and interpret standardised scores (Z scores)
• Calculate and interpret the correlation coefficient
• Use regression to make predictions based on the relationship between two variables
• Understand the logic of null hypothesis testing, significance testing, and statistical power
• Calculate and interpret results of t tests and one-way ANOVA
• Understand the concepts behind common research designs in the social sciences
• Use computer software to conduct statistical tests and analyse data

## Pre-requisites

At least 15 points in 100-level Psychology and at least 45 points overall

## Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Written assignment 20%
Lab activities 10%
Weekly online quizzes 10%
Test 1 30% Multi-choice and short answer
Test 2 30% Multi-choice and short answer

## Textbooks / Resources

#### Required Texts

Navarro DJ and Foxcroft DR; learning statistics with jamovi: a tutorial for psychology students and other beginners; Version 0.70; 2019 (Open source textbook available from: https://www.learnstatswithjamovi.com/).

Aron, A., Aron, E. N., & Coups, E. J; Statistics for psychology; 6th Ed; Boston, MA: Pearson Education, 2013.

#### Late submission of work

It is the policy for this course that late work is not accepted.

#### Notes

All course material, lecture notes and information about the course will be available on the university website known as LEARN.  You can access this website with the following link:  http://www.learn.canterbury.ac.nz/

## Indicative Fees

Domestic fee \$867.00

International fee \$4,250.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the department and colleges page.

## All PSYC206 Occurrences

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