School Of Psychology

Research Methods SeminarWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 100983.2

Discipline: PSYCHOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 5

Credit Points: 20

Assumed Knowledge
Undergraduate units in research methods for psychology including an advanced research methods unit.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must have completed an Australian Psychological Society accredited three year sequence in psychology. Students must be enrolled in course codes 1500 Bachelor of Psychology and 1504 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Psychology. Students must have course GPA equal to or greater than 5.0.

About this Unit
The aim of this unit is to develop students' awareness, understanding, and critical appreciation of the research process; epistemological frameworks of research; the appropriate interpretation of research data; ethical issues in the conduct of research; and the social, economic, and political context of research. Skills will be developed in the use of quantative and qualitative research designs, methods, and analysis techniques to address research questions in psychology and the behavioural sciences.

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