Research Methods

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Research Methods

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PSYC1001, PSYC1011 (Introductory Psychology)

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    General introduction to research design and the analysis of behavioural data by means of inferential statistics (hypothesis testing and confidence intervals). Issues in the use of statistics (power, validity). Introduction to correlation/prediction and non-parametric procedures. Strengths and weaknesses of different research designs. Use of SPSS statistical package for data analysis. Introduction to factorial designs and multiple comparisons.
    Note: PSYC1001 may be taken as a corequisite. From 2016 PSYC1111 will be a prerequisite for this course.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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