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Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (9624.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 1 2021 (Pg Clinical Psychology) Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-After 1 Jan 2021) Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 2 2021 (Standard Course Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Psychology

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    • MBA Trimester 3, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, LIFE (180858) - View
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    Syllabus

    In this unit, students will be introduced to the research methods used in psychology. The unit covers: the research process, experimental and quasi-experimental methods; survey and correlational research; qualitative research; hypothesis testing; measurement; sampling and distributions; descriptive statistics; and statistical inference in terms of test and correlation.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit, students will:

    1. Have a foundational understanding of the major types of research methods used in psychology and the advantages and disadvantages of each;

    2. Be aware of some of the issues affecting the validity of research designs; and

    3. Be able to produce and interpret descriptive statistics, t-test and correlation.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Up to 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisites

    4309 Psychology 101 OR 11399 Understanding People and Behaviour AND
    4310 Psychology 102 OR 10444 Foundations of Psychology

    Corequisites

    Enrolment in Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Counselling.

    Assumed Knowledge

    None.

    Incompatible Units

    None.

    Equivalent Units

    None.


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