Behavioural Data Science minor

The minor in Behavioural Data Science will be comprised of four units designed to provide an Arts or Science undergraduate student with introductory to intermediate skills at framing questions scientifically, collecting data with standardized protocols, and analysing data with introductory to intermediate statistics. Students will also learn the principles and applications of scientific measurement within the behavioural context, including survey and test design. Finally, in the final (capstone) unit, students will learn how to apply their behavioural data science skills in either an academic research context, an applied industry context, or an educational (teaching) context.

PSYC1101 OR PSYC1102
AND
PSYC2203 Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Psychology
AND
PSYC3302 Psychological Measurement and Its Application
AND
SCIE2205 Science Work Placement
OR
SCIE2206 Science Consultancy Project
OR
SVLG1002 McCusker Centre for Citizenship Internship

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) understand the results associated with data science; (2) generate applied data science related questions; (3) problem solve questions with applied data science techniques; (4) evaluate and generate reliable and valid data collection tools.; (5) organise data in a basic database; and (6) analyse data with applied basic and intermediate statistics.

Unit sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period

Students must complete PSYC3302 before completing the option unit

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S2 PSYC1102 Psychology: Behaviour in Context
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 PSYC2203 Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Psychology
Prerequisites:
PSYC1101 Psychology: Mind and Brain
or
PSYC1102 Psychology: Behaviour in Context
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S2 PSYC3302 Psychological Measurement and its Application
Prerequisites:
18 Points PSYC1101 Psychology: Mind and Brain (ID 126) And PSYC1102 Psychology: Behaviour in Context (ID 327) And PSYC2203 Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Psychology (ID 639)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

This unit is to be taken after PSYC3302

Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1, S2 SCIE2205 Science Work Placement
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (BP004)
or
the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (BP006)
or
the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005) and completion of 60 points of study at UWA and approval of the unit coordinator.
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2 SCIE2206 Science Consultancy Project
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (BP004)
or
the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (BP006)
or
the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005), completion of 48 points of study at UWA, WAM of 65%
or
higher and approval of unit coordinator.
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
NS, S1, S2 SVLG2002 McCusker Centre for Citizenship Internship
Prerequisites:
Permission/approval is required to enrol.
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
SVLG1002 SVLG3003