Research Methods in Psychology PG (10112.3)
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|Discipline Of Psychology||Post Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesUpon successful completion, students will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate research designs in psychology;
2. Identify and use the appropriate statistical analyses to address research questions;
3. Analyse research data using statistical software; and
4. Present research findings in APA style.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
CorequisitesEnrolment in 769AA Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours).
Equivalent units7375 Research Methods and Professional Ethics PG (part A)
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The following books are recommended:
Navarro, D., & Foxcroft, D. (2019). Learning statistics with jamovi: A tutorial for psychology students and other beginners. (Version 0.70). DOI: 10.24384/hgc3-7p15
This free jamovi manual is a useful resource for learning how to use jamovi. It can be downloaded from here: https://www.learnstatswithjamovi.com/
Field, A. (2018). Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS Statistics (5th ed.). London: Sage.
This book, while using SPSS, is a useful reference for the statistical methods we will be learning about in this unit. Copies are available via the University library.
Lab reports are expected to use APA style, such as described in:
APA (2019). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Washington, DC: APA. (available at the library)
In addition, links to other required and recommended readings will be provided througout semester via CANVAS.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Please read the above information carefully regarding extensions and late penalties. In addition to the above, please note the following:
- Students are expected to work on the assessment items throughout the teaching period. Early communication of problems is strongly advised. Students should assess early in the teaching period whether they have a reasonable likelihood of being able to complete the unit and should consider withdrawing by the census date, if required.
- Completed Assignment Extension forms should be emailed to the unit convener along with supporting documentation (please put "Extension request" in the subject line).
- The unit convener will consider your request, determine the length of the extension to be granted and email you advising whether your request is approved or declined.
- Assignments submitted after the due date, regardless of whether an extension was granted, will be returned at a later date than those submitted on time.
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass this unit, students must complete and pass ALL assessment items.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are expected to attend all classes.
Required IT skills
It is assumed that students have basic computing skills and a working knowledge of jamovi.
There are no costs required for this unit.
Work placement, internships or practicums