PSYC206-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

# Research Design and Statistics

15 points

Details:
 Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021 End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
• Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
• Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021

## 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

## Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Activity Day Time Location Weeks Lecture A 01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 K1 Lecture Theatre 22 Feb - 4 Apr 3 May - 6 Jun Lecture B 01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 A1 Lecture Theatre 22 Feb - 4 Apr 26 Apr - 6 Jun Computer Lab A 01 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 225 1 Mar - 4 Apr 26 Apr - 6 Jun 02 Friday 10:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 225 1 Mar - 28 Mar 26 Apr - 6 Jun 03 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 225 1 Mar - 4 Apr 26 Apr - 6 Jun 04 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 225 1 Mar - 4 Apr 26 Apr - 6 Jun 05 Thursday 11:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 225 1 Mar - 4 Apr 26 Apr - 6 Jun 06 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 225 1 Mar - 4 Apr 3 May - 6 Jun 07 Tuesday 09:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 225 1 Mar - 4 Apr 26 Apr - 6 Jun 08 Friday 13:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 225 1 Mar - 28 Mar 26 Apr - 6 Jun

## Examination and Formal Tests

Activity Day Time Location Weeks Test A 01 Saturday 09:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery 22 Mar - 28 Mar Test B 01 Thursday 09:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery 31 May - 6 Jun

## Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage
Written assignment 20%
Lab activities 10%
Weekly online quizzes 10%
Test No. 1 30%
Test No. 2 30%

## Textbooks / Resources

#### Required Texts

Burton, L. J., Goodwin, C. J., Goodwin, K., Jose, P., Reece, J., Gullifer, J., Lambros, A., Mussa, M., & Lamony-Mills, A; Psychology Research Methods ; 1st Edition; Wiley.

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.

## Indicative Fees

Domestic fee \$877.00

International fee \$4,438.00

* 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 departments and faculties page .

## All PSYC206 Occurrences

• PSYC206-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021
• PSYC206-21SU2 (D) Summer Nov 2021 start (Distance)