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Design and Measurement 2

2014 unit code: STA20001 (formerly LSQ200)

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014.
Credit points12.5 Credit Points
12 week teaching period
Contact hours42 hours over the teaching period (normally 3.5 hours per week)

Related course(s)

1. LSQ520 Design and Measurement 2
2. STA210 Analysis of Variance (Online)
3. STA510 Analysis of Variance (Online)
4. LSQ200 Design and Measurement 2
This is a prescribed unit of study in the Graduate Diploma of Social Science (Psychological Studies). It may also be undertaken as a unit of study in any other Swinburne degree program, subject to the prerequisite and degree requirements.

Aims and objectives

To develop students’ capacity to carry out independent statistical investigations, together with an awareness of the assumptions and limitations involved with the generalisation of results of such investigations.

On completion of the unit students will be able to:
• Make a clear statement of the objectives of a study
• Prepare the data for analysis by SPSS for Windows
• Analyse the data using SPSS for Windows
• Interpret the results and write a concise report

Teaching methods

Units will be taught in a variety of modes including face to face, online, distance and blended modes. Delivery of this unit may be through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, laboratories, seminars and online.


Workbooks 15 - 25%
Tests 15 - 25%
Examination 55 - 65%

Generic skills outcomes

This unit will provide discipline-based knowledge and professional capabilities and experiences contributing to students’ progress in attaining generic skills such as:
• analysis skills, problem solving skills and communications skills
• ability to work independently


• Creating data files in SPSS
• Limitations of hypothesis testing
• The concept of interaction
• Single factor analysis of variance (between subjects and within subjects designs)
• Factorial analysis of variance (completely randomised and mixed designs)

Text books

Francis, G. ‘Analysis of Variance and Interaction’, 2nd edition, 2013. Pearson Education, French’s Forest.


Francis, G. (2007), Introduction to SPSS for Windows, 5th edn. Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forest.