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.


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 2 - 2022

Term 2 - 2022 Profile

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

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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%).

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Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 80.39% 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: Email, Moodle, Zoom sessions
Assessment quizzes contain errors
Assessment quizzes will be continually reviewed and adjusted based on feedback.
Action Taken
The eFIL quizzes were checked thoroughly. The SPSS practicals were completely rewritten. Where errors were identified, marks were adjusted appropriately, then the errors were fixed for future runnings of the unit. However, the unit coordinator is always open to discussion around assessments.
Source: Student evaluations, forums
SPSS demos could be rerecorded, as screenshots are out of date
SPSS demos will be rerecorded by the Unit Coordinator before Term 1 2021.
Action Taken
SPSS demonstrations were rerecorded by the unit coordinator for Term 1 2021.
Source: Student feedback
The textbook does not suit all students
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
Source: Student feedback
Zoom meetings are at a time that does not suit all students
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
Unit learning Outcomes
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