Research Methods in Psychology PG (10112.4)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|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)
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Flexible||Dr James Neill|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Flexible||Dr James Neill|
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
Field, A. (2018). Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS Statistics (5th ed.). Sage. 1 e-copy and 2 hard copies in short loan.
Navarro, D., & Foxcroft, D. (2019). Learning statistics with jamovi: A tutorial for psychology students and other beginners. (Version 0.70). https://doi.org/10.24384/hgc3-7p15
- Specific readings also suggested for each workshop via UCLearn
- Also see the Reading List via UCLearn
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.
- 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.
Suggested workload allocation:
|Workshop preparation and follow-up||42|
Inclusion and engagement
Please let the unit convener(s) and/or workshop facilitators know if there 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