Research Methods and Analysis

Course code 73329

This online course builds on the statistical skills developed in 72160, and the broader philosophical underpinnings and evaluation of quantitative and qualitative approaches and methods in 73213. The online course equips students with advanced quantitative and qualitative analysis skills for application in psychology, which is a broad discipline, incorporating scientific and social science methodologies. This means you will be able to apply advanced statistical techniques, evaluate different types of experimental designs and their application, as well as apply interpretivist analysis to real world data.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Use quantitative software to apply statistical analysis to data.
  • Interpret and evaluate a range of statistical test results.
  • Use textual data to carry out qualitative analysis and interpretation.
  • Interpret and evaluate qualitative approaches.
  • Identify a range of research methods and analysis techniques to best address psychological research. problems.
  • Design and critically analyse psychological research.


Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete  this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.


60% internally assessed

40% exam

For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.