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Research Methods in Psychology - PSY351

This unit is an introduction to research methods used in psychology and related disciplines. Psychology uses the scientist-practitioner model as its basis. Successful completion of this unit gives students an understanding of the range of methods that psychologists use to answer their research questions, their strengths and weakness and the historical antecedents of the science of psychology. One of the learning objectives of this unit is to provide insight into the process of doing research: devising the question, selecting a research strategy, conducting the study, evaluating the data, and reporting and interpreting the results, as well as practical experience in doing research. Students learn important research terminology, sampling strategies, measurement strategies, and how to write a research report.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Ian Stephen

(Admission to BPsych(Hons) or BBABPsych(Hons) or BComBPsych(Hons) or BPsych(Hons)BHumanSc or BPsych(Hons)LLB or BPsych(Hons)BSpHLSc or BPsych(Hons)BHlth) and 18cp in PSY units at 200 level) or (18cp from (PSY234 and PSY235 and PSY236 and PSY246 and PSY247 and PSY248) including 9cp(Cr) from (PSY234 or PSY235 or PSY236 or PSY246 or PSY247 or PSY248)) Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): PSY232, PSY240, PSY241, PSY340
Unit Designation(s):

Medical Sciences


Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Psychology

Faculty of Human Sciences

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