Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Evening)
Clayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Gippsland First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Sunway First semester 2012 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
South Africa First semester 2012 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Sunway Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Greg Yelland


This unit covers at a more advanced level topics in research design and analysis presented in first-year psychology. The topics comprise experimental design and applied methodology. Experimental design and analysis includes hypothesis testing, t-tests, analysis of variance, and post-hoc tests. Applied methodology includes correlation, chi-square, non-parametric tests and observational, archival and single subject designs. The laboratory program complements the lecture series, and provides further training in research techniques, analysis, oral presentations and teamwork. Compulsory attendance at weekend schools is required for all off-campus students.


On completion of this unit, students will have:

  1. acquired conceptual and practical skills in designing and analysing psychological research;

  1. acquired an understanding of the appropriate application of a variety of statistical tests; and

  1. developed skills in the use of statistical software.


Examination (3 hours, multiple-choice): 50% 20% online lecture quizzes
Two assignments (15% each): 30%
Hurdle requirement: 75% lab attendance

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Leisl Heinrich

Contact hours

One 2-hour lecture per week, plus one 2-hour laboratory per fortnight

Off-campus attendance requirements

Compulsory attendance at a 2-day weekend school is required for all off-campus students.


PSY1011 and PSY1022


STA11, GSC1601, COG1112 and SCY2185