Research Methods and Analysis


This 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 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. 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.

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.


100% internally assessed

Computer and internet requirements

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

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Bachelor's Degree

Course availability over the next 12 months


Trimester 2 enrolment dates

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20 Jun 2023
3 Jul 2023
22 Oct 2023