Research and Statistical Methods I

This module is aimed at equipping students with the critical thinking and analytical skills necessary as a foundation for evaluating or carrying out empirical research in psychology. It is an essential module for psychology major students. It consists of two sections: the first deals with the design of psychological research; the second covers basic descriptive and inferential statistical techniques. Students will be taught how to design their own empirical study, to carry out appropriate statistical analyses on the data collected so as to draw valid conclusions, and how to write up their findings. Ethical aspects of psychological research are covered.

Modular Credits: 4
Workload: 2-0-1-1-6
Prerequisite(s): Obtained a minimum grade of 'C6' in G.C.E. 'O' level Mathematics or equivalent.
Note: IB applicants are eligible if they have taken at least SL Mathematical Studies.
Preclusion(s): UQF2101B
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Workload Components: A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial/seminar hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc. per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week