Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours of lectures, 12 hours of laboratory classes. |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours.
No prerequisites are required for this subject
No corequisites are required for this subject
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
An accredited psychology major sequence
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There are no non allowed subjects
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards of Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
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This subject provides an introduction to multivariate data analysis in the behavioural and social sciences, including the nature, rationale and application of a number of widely used multivariate data analysis models. For each model, issues covered include the nature of the model and its assumptions; situations in which the model might be applied; diagnostics for model adequacy; estimation and inference; interpretation; the use of the software package SPSS for model-fitting. Models will be selected from multiple regression; logistic regression; an introduction to path analysis and structural equation modeling; multivariate analysis of variance and discriminant analysis; multilevel models; principal components analysis and factor analysis; models for multivariate categorical data; cluster analysis and multidimensional scaling.
The first two lectures/tutorials of the subject will be taught on one day (six hours) in Orientation Week, thereby allowing students time to work on assessment tasks at the beginning of the semester.
This subject aims to:
A written report of no more than 1000 words (20%) to be submitted early in the semester.
A written report of no more than 1500 words (30%) to be submitted in mid-semester.
And an examination of no more than two hours (50%) during the examination period.
Each piece of assessment must be completed (hurdle requirement).
Attendance at 80% or more of the laboratory classes is a hurdle requirement. In case of failure to meet the hurdle requirement, additional work will be required before a passing grade can be awarded.
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There are no prescribed texts
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject, students should have a greater ability to: design research studies requiring complex quantitative observations; present and analyse complex quantitative information; and critically evaluate and interpret complex quantitative information.
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology |
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