Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences (11398.2)
|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||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will:
1. Have an understanding of the major types of research methods used in the health sciences and the advantages and disadvantages of each;
2. Be aware of some of the issues affecting the reliability and validity of research designs; and
3. Be able to enter data in a statistical package and produce and interpret basic statistical analyses.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Flexible||Dr Janie Busby Grant|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Summer Semester||28 November 2021||Flexible||Dr Carly Pymont|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Flexible||Dr Janie Busby Grant|
There are no compulsory readings for this unit.
The following readings are optional and are not assessable:
Navarro, D. J. & Foxcroft, D. R. (2019). Learning statistics with jamovi: A tutorial for psychology students and other beginners. (Version 0.70). doi: 10.24384/hgc3-7p15 [available from the unit Canvas site]
Haslam, S. A. & McGarty, C. (2014). Research methods and statistics in psychology (2nd Ed). London: Sage.
APA. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Special assessment requirements
All three assessment items must be submitted for evaluation in order to be eligible to pass the unit (students must complete at least one Progress Quiz, submit a Laboratory Report, and sit the Final Exam). The final mark is determined by adding all three assessment marks together – each individual assessment item does not need to be passed in order to pass the unit.
Students are expected to access all lecture materials online. Students can choose to attend live in person or live online workshops or participate in the equivalent online asynchronous learning environment. Homework materials and additional resources are aso provided on Canvas for students to complete in their own time.
Required IT skills
No special IT skills are required for this unit, although it is expected that all students will have basic computer and word-processing skills. If you are unfamiliar with searching specialist databases for accessing Journals please see the UC library site for details of training sessions. Skills in the statistical software jamovi will be taught during the unit.
Note that if you choose to participate in the live online workshop option you will access the online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the Virtual Room.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- 6540 Introduction to Statistics Exception: Students in the Bachelor of Science in Psychology must complete 11398 even if they have already passed 6540.