Data Analysis in Practice-Based Research

Subject PSYT90077 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Nil (online only)
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Paul Badcock


To Be Advised

Administrative Coordinator

Subject Overview:

Course content includes:
• The data collection process
• Descriptive Statistics
• Inferential Statistics
• Descriptive and correlational research
• Qualitative research and evaluation

• Writing a research manuscript

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this subject students should be able to:
• Articulate the process of data collection in practice-based research
• Understand the use of statistical analysis in practice-based research
• Conduct descriptive and correlational data analysis using SPSS
• Describe qualitative research and evaluation methods
• Write a research manuscript

  • 25% weekly quizzes on lecture content (4 multiple choice questions per week for 5 weeks and 5 multiple choice questions in the last week = 25 questions in all)
  • 25% SPSS assignment of no more than 1,000 words in length due Week 6 of the subject
  • 50% major assignment (research proposal) of 3,000 words in length due Week 6 of the subject

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Theoretical knowledge
  • Critical appraisal
  • Skills in written communication
  • Analytic skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Planning and time management skills
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