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PY2107 - Experimental Investigation and Analysis of Behaviour

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject introduces and examines the design and implementation of experimental research. Emphasis is on the use of the experiment as an inferential tool to test theory and build an empirical foundation for the science. As such, coverage will include detailed discussion of matters of experimental design and the practical use of statistical procedures.Beginning with the basic designs and using these as building blocks for more complex designs, all major experimental designs commonly used by psychologists will be covered. In parallel with a detailed description of major designs, a comprehensive conceptual description and practical application of appropriate statistical analysis of data collected from each of the designs will also be provided.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply basic knowledge and skills to design and analyse experiments;
  • critically evaluate research findings and inferences drawn from experimental data;
  • analyse data using SPSS.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (35%)
  • quizzes or tests (30%)
  • assignments (35%).
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: PY1101 OR PY1102 AND PY2103
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
SS2011 SS2022

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr David Mitchell.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Dr David Mitchell
Lecturers: Dr Kerry McBain, Dr Nicole Thomas, Dr David Mitchell.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 09-Apr-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.