|TITLE||Quantitative Research Methods|
|LEVEL||02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course|
|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
Measures of Variability
Analysis of Variance
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|
|METHOD OF ASSESSMENT||
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