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
Monash Passport categoryResearch Challenge (Investigate Program)
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Evening)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Sunway Second semester 2012 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
South Africa Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Nikki Rickard


In this unit, students will continue their training in research via three components. First, research design and analysis topics presented in first and second year will be explored at a more advanced theoretical level. The major focus of this component will be analysis of variance and multiple regression. Second, students will develop experience performing statistical analyses using a statistical software package. Finally, students will continue their training in research design and analysis by undertaking a group-based research project under the supervision of a member of staff


On completion of this unit students will:

  1. have obtained a conceptual understanding of the theory underlying analysis of variance and multiple regression
  2. be able to perform and interpret analysis of variance and multiple regression, and to understand the conditions under which these statistical analyses are used;
  3. have attained knowledge of the research process from the original idea to hypothesis testing, data collection and analysis/interpretation;
  1. will have acquired in-depth knowledge on a specific research area of psychology.


Research project - Progress tasks (on-line) 15%
Research project - Final report 35%
Research Design and Analysis Exam 35%
Research Design and Analysis on-line assessment 15%
Hurdle requirement: 75% laboratory class attendance

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Nikki Rickard

Contact hours

Research Project: Equivalent of 1 x 2-hour laboratory weekly

Research Design and Analysis (RDA):
1-hour online tutorial per week,
1 x 2-hour lecture per week

Off-campus attendance requirements

Compulsory attendance at 1 day weekend school is required for all off-campus students (2nd day of WES is optional for students who have alternative access to necessary software.)


(PSY2011 and PSY2022) or alternatively (PSY2051, and at least two of PSY2031, PSY2042 OR PSY3041)

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