Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Psychological Sciences


Dr Joshua Wiley (Australia)




  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

South Africa

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


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.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  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;
  4. have acquired in-depth knowledge on a specific research area of psychology.


Research project milestone 1 (700 words) (10%)
Research project milestone 2 (1,300 words) (30%)
Examination (2 hours) (MCQ) (45%)
Research design and analysis exercises (weekly online quizzes) (15%)

Workload requirements

Lectures: 1 x 2 hour weekly.
Tutorials: 1 x 2 hour weekly.

Attendance at tutorials or weekend schools is required in order to successfully complete in-class activities and related assessment tasks.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Off-campus attendance requirements

WESch classes are recommended for all off-campus students. Please refer to the specific unit requirements for more detail. It is common practice, where possible, to timetable at least two WESsch options in each core unit. Sessions may be held at Clayton or Caulfield campuses.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


Either any two of PSY2031, PSY2042 or PSY3041; OR PSY2061 and PSY2071 (Please note that PSY2051 is incompatible with PSY2061 and PSY2071)

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