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AZA3018

Faculty of Arts

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

South Africa School of Social Sciences

Coordinator(s)

Dionne Morris

Offered

South Africa

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

The unit expands the analytic and methodological research topics studied in first and second year Psychology units, with emphasis on theoretical, conceptual and practical explanations of advanced comparative techniques (Independent-, Repeated- and Mixed-Methods ANOVA), correlational techniques (Standard and Hierarchical Multivariate Regression), and the psychometric principles and methods of test reliability. The laboratory programme focuses on the application of research design and analytical techniques for developing APA-style quantitative research reports.

Outcomes

On successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply the correct analytical techniques to various comparative and correlational designs;
  2. apply research design principles to practical research problems;
  3. assess the assumptions of data required for parametric analyses appropriate to answering specific research questions;
  4. critically evaluate the merits of various methods of assessing psychometric test reliability;
  5. discuss the results of quantitative research in the context of relevant literature;
  6. prepare a quantitative report in APA format.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Exam: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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