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PY4210 - Research and Statistics for Psychology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

In this subject students will explore the research process and some of the most commonly used methods of statistical analysis relevant to the profession of psychology and the conduct of psychological research. Students will be introduced to the research process from the identification of a research question, research design and choice of statistical analysis to the interpretation of data and the dissemination of results. Students will apply their knowledge to a range of case scenarios.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify and define a range of methodological and philosophical principles in research design, analysis and interpretation;
  • synthesize, analyse and interpret quantitative data to generate solutions to research questions.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Problem task - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Problem task - (40%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: must attempt and submit all assessment tasks; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.


JCU Online, Study Period 84, External
Census Date 15-Jul-2021
Coordinator: Dr Clint Knight
Lecturers: Ms Madelyn Pardon, Dr Shou-Han Zhou, Dr Jessica Oliva, Dr Klaire Somoray.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 60 hours - 10 hours x 6 weeks online learning activities
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

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.