Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE PSY2628

 
TITLE Quantitative Research Methods

 
LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT Psychology

 
DESCRIPTION Short Study-unit Description:

This study-unit aims to provide students with an understanding of the basic research methods used in psychological research. It aims to provide an understanding of:

• The formulation of quantitative research questions in terms of statistical concepts;
• Basic statistical tests used in psychology to answer quantitative research questions;
• Quantitative research procedures and data collection;
• Data analysis using SPSS.

Tentative Study-unit Outline:

Research methods in psychology
Quantitative research and the use of statistics
Variables, Populations, & Sampling
Descriptive statistics
Measures of Variability
Describing Relationships
Probability
Hypothesis Testing
Analysis of Variance
Nonparametric Measures
Linear Regression
SPSS

Required Text:

Heiman, G. (2010). Basic statistics for the behavioral sciences (6th revised edition). Broadman & Holman.
Bryman, A., & Cramer, D. Quantitative Data Analysis with SPSS 14, 15 and 16: A guide for social scientists. Routledge.
Field, A. (2009). Discovering Statistics using SPSS. London: Sage.

 
RULES/CONDITIONS Before TAKING THIS UNIT YOU ARE ADVISED TO TAKE PSY1315 OR TAKE PSY1612

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Multiple Choice Questions Examination (2 Hours) SEM1 Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S Gordon Sammut

 
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