Research Methods in Psychology PG (10112.4)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Health
|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. Analyse research data using appropriate statistical analyses and statistical software; and
3. Effectively communicate research findings.
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
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - apply their knowledge to working with Indigenous Australians in socially just ways
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - communicate and engage with Indigenous Australians in ethical and culturally respectful ways
CorequisitesEnrolment in 769AA Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours).
Equivalent units7375 Research Methods and Professional Ethics PG (part A)
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Dr James Neill
All required and recommended readings are available at no cost via the unit's UCLearn site.
American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association 2020: The official guide to APA style (7th ed.). American Psychological Association. 1 hard copy in 3 hour loan; 2 hard copies in 3 day loan.
Appelbaum, M., Cooper, H., Kline, R. B., Mayo-Wilson, E., Nezu, A. M., & Rao, S. M. (2018). Journal article reporting standards for quantitative research in psychology: The APA Publications and Communications Board task force report. American Psychologist, 73(1), 3–25. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/amp0000389
Navarro, D., & Foxcroft, D. (2022). Learning statistics with jamovi: A tutorial for psychology students and other beginners. (Version 0.75). https://doi.org/10.24384/hgc3-7p15
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
- Work on assessment items is expected throughout the teaching period
- Early communication of problems is strongly advised
- During the first four weeks of semester, assess whether you are making satisfactory progress and are meeting the unit requirements. If not, withdraw by Census Date.
- To apply for an extension, use the assignment extension form available on the UCLearn site
- Assessment submitted after the original due date may be returned at a later date than for original on-time submissions
Special assessment requirements
Partial final marks will be rounded to the nearest whole. For example:
- less than or equal to 64.49% will be rounded down to 64%
- greater than or equal to 64.50% will be rounded up to 65%
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.
Generative artificial intelligence (genAI) tools such as ChatGPT can aid but should not replace independent thinking. If using genAI tools for the assessment, acknowledge their use using APA-style citations and references which include a shared link to the conversation. Acknowledgement is not required for low-level tasks such as improving spelling, grammar, and quality of written expression.
You are responsible for content you submit. Be aware of limitations of genAI tools such as inaccuracies, biases, and incomplete content. GenAI tools work best for topics you already understand, with carefully crafted prompting based on peer-reviewed research. Refine prompts for better results and fact-check generated content. Despite the risks, genAI tools can aid brainstorming, concept explanation, synthesis of ideas, and improve the readability and quality of written expression.
If you are unsure, post to the discussion forum, so we can all learn together.
For more information, see the detailed genAI guidelines on the UCLearn site.
Suggested workload allocation:
|Workshop preparation and follow-up
Inclusion and engagement
Let the unit convener know if you have special requirements to support your learning.
Workshop attendance is strongly recommended.
Required IT skills
Basic word processing and spreadsheet skills and a working knowledge of jamovi and/or SPSS are assumed.
Work placement, internships or practicums