Unit

School Of Psychology

Introduction to Research MethodsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101190.4

Discipline: BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
John Cass


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Spring  Yes  Bankstown Campus - DAY  John Cass  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Spring  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  John Cass  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Spring  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  John Cass  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
This unit instructs students in the practical techniques required for planning, conducting and presenting research, with particular reference to research issues encountered in psychology. The primary focus is not on statistical issues, but on essential skills and knowledge in scientific investigation. Topics covered include scientific method, research design and process, internal and external validity, experimental and quasi-experimental designs, non-experimental and survey research, critical literature reviews, identifying research problems and formulating hypotheses, measurement, sampling, ethical issues, data collection and statistical analysis, and writing research proposals and reports according to the conventions of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).


Courses
1500.6Bachelor of PsychologyCONTINUING
1500.8Bachelor of PsychologyCONTINUING
1500.9Bachelor of PsychologyCONTINUING
1705.1Bachelor of Psychological Studies (exit only)CONTINUING
1711.2Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)CURRENT
1834.1Bachelor of PsychologyCONTINUING
1835.2Bachelor of Psychological Studies (exit only)CURRENT
1865.1Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)CURRENT


Specialisations

SM1114.1Psychology ExtensionCONTINUING
SM1124.1Psychology ExtensionCURRENT




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