School Of Social Sciences And Psychology

Research Methods SeminarWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 100983.5

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.

Equivalent Units
100487 - Empirical Research Methods Seminar

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in courses 1796 Graduate Diploma of Psychology, 1865 Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), 1860 Bachelor of Psychological Studies (Honours), 1504 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Honours, or 1500/1834 Bachelor of Psychology. Students enrolled in 1500/1834 Bachelor of Psychology or 1865 Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) must have successfully completed 240 credit points.

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 quantitative and qualitative research designs, methods, and analysis techniques to address research questions in psychology and the behavioural sciences.

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