Curriculum vitae

School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing

University of Canterbury

20 Kirkwood Avenue, Upper Riccarton Christchurch, 8041 New Zealand

Intermediate Research Methods and Statistics (PSYC344)

Contract (2020 and 2021)

It is a 30 credit advanced course of research methods that address a mix of topics related to research metholody and statisics needed for psycholgy.

Lecture topics:
  • Factor analysis
  • Formal modelling of processes
  • Mediation and moderation
  • Introduction to structural equation modelling
  • Robust statistics
  • t - Test
  • Non-parametric equivalents of t - test
  • The New Statistics
Class size: 150 (2020) and 180 (2021)

Student feedback overall rating: 3.9/5
Breakdown of rating:

Unsolicited feedback from students
"I usually struggle with when to use t-tests and how they work, but the way you presented the information was very helpful.
I think it was the way you seemed to explain everything without skipping over any important information and how you connected it to the other information on Wilcoxon W test, Shapiro-Wilk tests etc. It also helped that you explained clearly when to use each test and why you would/wouldn't use it
"Just watched your lectures for 344 on t-tests and wanted to say thank you for your clarity and amazing teaching. I have always been afraid of statistics and never really understood the concepts until you explained them so clearly. "


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