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PY2107 - Experimental Investigation and Analysis of Behaviour

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

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

  • provide an appreciation for the richness of information available from different experimental designs;
  • provide the basic information necessary to design and to analyse experiments;
  • provide the necessary skills and understanding necessary to critically evaluate research findings and inferences drawn from experimental data;
  • provide the skills to analyse data using SPSS.
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 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr David Mitchell.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); analysis test 1 (15%); assignments (40%); analysis test 2 (15%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr David Cottrell.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); quizzes or tests (30%); assignments (40%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 20-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr David Cottrell
Lecturers: Dr Patrick Lin, Dr Lidia Suarez.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); quizzes or tests (30%); assignments (40%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 13-Nov-2014
Coordinator: Dr David Cottrell
Lecturers: Dr Patrick Lin, Ms Neesha Shinde.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); quizzes or tests (30%); assignments (40%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 17-Jul-2014
Coordinator: Dr David Cottrell
Lecturer: Dr Patrick Lin.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); quizzes or tests (30%); assignments (40%).

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