Department of Counselling Psychology Course outline
Programme Master of Social Sciences in Psychology
Course Title Research Method and Statistics II
Course Code PSY502
Number of Credits 3
Duration of Weeks 15
Contact Hours Per Week 1 hours Lecture; 1 hour Tutorial
Pre-requisite Course(s) PSY501
Course Aims
This course aims at equipping students with the necessary knowledge and skill to complete independent research. Throughout the course, conceptual, methodological and design considerations are integrated with statistical techniques. Students are trained to be consumers and users of research method and statistics. They will engage in advanced topics including multivariate regression analysis, mediation and moderation analysis, as well as intensive longitudinal study. Contemporary issues such as the open science framework and “new statistics” will also be introduced
Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

At the completion of the course, it is anticipated that students will be able to:

1. Apply advanced research design to examine psychological mechanisms and moderators
2. Apply multivariate analysis for their research project
3. Critically evaluate research design and data analytic strategies in published research
4. Demonstrate the awareness of the recent development of psychological research method and statistical analysis
5. Collect, analyze, interpret and present data effectively 


Assessment Tasks
In-class Statistical Exercises
Research Design Assignment
Group Research Proposal
a) Presentation (15%)
b) Written Report (25%)
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