PSYC14047 - Advanced Data Analysis

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will develop the analytical skills that are necessary for understanding and carrying out quantitative psychological research. You will examine theoretical information as well as develop in-depth practical knowledge and skills in using a computer-based statistical package through hands-on exercises.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in CC42 Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

Term 1 - 2023 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2023 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
2. Practical Assessment 60%
3. Online Test 20%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 94.74% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 80.85% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student feedback
Feedback
The textbook does not suit all students
Recommendation
The textbook is still an important part of the unit and is recommended for the students to have as a resource. Previously, the unit has relied heavily on the textbook. With new lecture and demonstration recordings, the unit is moving away from this reliance. The unit coordinator has explored dozens of other potential textbooks, and found that no one text covers everything that is required in this unit. The only other alternative is to recommend two or more textbooks, and this is not a viable alternative. The Field textbook is particularly useful both for this unit, because it contains a large amount of practice material, and also for studies and research going forward, because it contains a lot of information about alternative analyses when assumptions are violated, amongst other things. It is for these reasons that the textbook is still an important part of the unit, and is recommended, although complete reliance on the textbook has been minimised.
Action Taken
There were no criticisms of the textbook in 2022 Term 1, and the emphasis on content developed by the unit coordinator appears to have been successful.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Zoom meetings are at a time that does not suit all students
Recommendation
The Zoom sessions will continue to be run outside of work hours in order to be accessible to as many students as possible and will be recorded. Students who cannot attend the session can ask questions before or after the Zoom session on the forums.
Action Taken
In Term 2 2022, the unit coordinator has experimented with daytime Zoom sessions. Once again, students have noted that not all of them can attend at that time, because there is no one time that works for everyone. However, the unit coordinator continues to make recordings available immediately after the session, and is active on the discussion forums for any questions that arise.
Source: Student feedback (SUTE)
Feedback
Feedback from practical assessments is not immediately available due to students with extensions.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will create more versions of practical assessments, so that students with extensions can sit an assessment after feedback is released to students without extensions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback (SUTE)
Feedback
Having small weekly assessments on theory and SPSS were appreciated.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will retain small weekly assessments.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an indepth knowledge of a variety of advanced statistical analytic techniques
  2. Demonstrate the correct implementation of a variety of advanced statistical analytic techniques
  3. Choose appropriate statistical analyses relevant to specific research designs.

Learning outcomes fulfil the level 2 pre-professional core competencies required by the updated Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) guidelines. The learning outcomes also meet the study criteria as specified by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) as appropriate for study at level 8 as stated by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Online Test
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
3 - Online Test
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Practical Assessment