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PSYC13-305: Research Methods in Psychology

Description

This subject introduces students to the scientific methods of psychological research. It includes an overview of research design and techniques for analysing data. Students learn how to evaluate the strengths and limitations of various research designs and how to critically scrutinise results published in psychological journals.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodePSYC13-305
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290

Learning outcomes

1. Understand, apply and evaluate basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis and interpretation;
2. Respect and use critical and creative thinking, sceptical enquiry, and the scientific approach to solve problems related to behaviour and mental processes;
3. Use information in an ethical manner;
4. Communicate effectively in a variety of formats and in a variety of contexts;
5. Demonstrate a capacity for independent learning.

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite: PSYC11-100 Introduction to Psychology: Biology and Personality OR PSYC11-101 Introduction to Psychology: Learning & Social AND PSYC11-105 Statistics and Data Analysis 1.
Recommended Pre/Co-requisites: PSYC12-200 Statistics and Data Analysis 2

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2018
Semester start14/05/2018
Subject start14/05/2018
Cancellation 1?28/05/2018
Cancellation 2?04/06/2018
Last enrolment27/05/2018
Last withdrawal?08/06/2018
Teaching census?08/06/2018