Experimental Psychology (7118.4)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Health
|Discipline Of Psychology
|Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Critique major research designs in psychology and identify the appropriate statistical analysis;
2. Analyse and interpret data from experimental research designs; and
3. Write a laboratory report in APA format.
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Prerequisites6611 Introduction to Psychological Research OR 11398 Introduction to Research in Health Sciences AND
10444 Foundations of Psychology OR 11399 Understanding People and Behaviour OR 4309 Psychology 101 OR 4310 Psychology 102
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Dr Jeroen Van Boxtel
Note that there are no compulsory texts for this unit. However, you may find the following materials (and additional readings provided on Canvas) helpful when completing this unit. Note that there are many different statistics books tailored at psychology students, or students more generally. If you cannot find the book by Howitt & Cramer (or you find them difficulty to understand), you may find that another book is a better fit.
Howitt, D. & Cramer, D. (2014). Introduction to Statistics in Psychology (6th ed.). Harlow, UK: Pearson.
Navarro DJ and Foxcroft DR (2019). Learning statistics with jamovi: a tutorial for psychology students and other beginners. (Version 0.70). DOI: 10.24384/hgc3-7p15
APA. (2019). Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition (2020). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
When submission of drafts is provided, note that these are not assessed. This option would only be provided to give information from text similarity checking software. It is the responsibility of the student to submit their work through the correct link in a timely manner.
Special assessment requirements
Non submitted assessments will receive a 0.
The final mark is determined by adding all assessment marks together taking into account their weights – each individual assessment item does not need to be passed in order to pass the unit. Late penalties will be applied to the assessment items for those students without an approved extension.
Note that for quizzes, RAPs do not automatically qualify you for extensions (as per Inclusion, and Learning and Teaching policy). If you have a RAP and require an extension for a Quiz, you will need to apply for one the regular way (including providing supporting documentation).
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
To put these numbers in more practical terms for our unit: 150 h over a period of 13 weeks (including the break), is about 11.5h per week, which is about 1.5 full working days per week. Since we spend 2 hours on lectures and 2h on tutorials (on most weeks), this leaves at least 7.5 h of self-study per week.
Students are expected to attend, or access online, all lectures. Students can choose to attend face to face tutorials or participate in the equivalent online learning environment. Before the start of the unit, students need to watch the online introductory video that will be available on Canvas at the start of the semester.
There are also self-directed learning hours. These do not need to be attended. During these hours the computer labs are booked for the students to work on their own on content related to the unit. There is no tutor or supervisor present during these hours.
There are no participantion requirements to any aspect of this unit. However, past experience has indicated that participation during the lecture and tutorial times is beneficial.
Required IT skills
Students should have a basic understanding of the Jamovi software for prerequisite requirements. It is also expected that all students will have basic word-processing skills. If you are unfamiliar with searching specialist databases for accessing Psychology Journals please see the UC library site for details of training sessions.
There are no costs required for this unit. Students may purchase the recommended texts if they wish, but are not required to. Students may download for free the Jamovi and G*Power software or choose to access the program on campus (24/7 access is available, provided the room is not booked out for other classes).
Work placement, internships or practicums
Important: Note that the unit convenor aims to answer questions within 2 working days. This has important implications for deadlines: if you ask a question 1 day, or 1 hour before the deadline, you may not get an answer before the passing of the deadline. Also, quizzes have a due date in the weekend, so any questions need to be asked by around 6pm on Wednesday in order to receive an answer before the due date. It is your own responsibility to complete the assessments on time, taking into account that you may run into problems. So be prepared and start on time. Note that due times and dates are strict. Submitting late (even if by just 1 minute) will incure a late penalty.