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UNE unit code: PSYC202

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  • Trimester 1 - On Campus
  • Trimester 1 - Online
  • Trimester 3 - Online
  • Armidale Campus
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  • Yes
Intensive schools
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  • Yes
Supervised exam
  • Yes
Credit points
  • 6

Unit information

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This unit introduces methods of research in the behavioural sciences. Topics covered will include measurement and operationalisation of constructs, the data collection process, and the design of simple studies. Statistics instruction includes descriptive measures, correlation and regression, the comparison of two or more groups in one-way and factorial designs, the logic of statistical inference, and the use of a statistical package (SPSS).


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Teaching period

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Trimester 1On Campus, Armidale Campus
Trimester 1Online
Trimester 3Online

*Offering is subject to availability

Intensive schools

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

12 April 202114 April 2021Non-Mandatory Intensive SchoolTrimester 1, OnlineTrimester 3 does not have an Intensive School.



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GradDipPsych students: It is a requirement that students who wish to enrol in PSYC202 in Trimester 1 in order to complete their degree program in three trimesters, complete PSYC101 and PSYC102 in Trimester 3 of the preceding year.

PSYC202 is a 200-level unit that focuses on research methods, data analysis and SPSS, not the fundamentals of psychology.

Please refer to the student handbook for further details on this unit.

Unit coordinator(s)

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Adam RockSenior Lecturer - Faculty of Medicine and Health; School of Psychology

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate coherent theoretical knowledge of research findings as they relate to issues in a psychological context;
  2. independently select appropriate methodology to execute statistical analysis demonstrating your ability to evaluate, interpret and communicate the results to others;
  3. analyse and evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, and logic of selected statistical procedures;
  4. apply the use of a statistical software package to conduct a statistical analysis; and
  5. transmit their knowledge in written form using APA style methods and results sections.

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