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PSY5050 Research Methods for Practitioners

Short Description: Research Methods Practitioners
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology and Counselling
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 090701 - Psychology
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MPPS or be undertaking the course as professional development


Students will be introduced to a wide variety of methodological and statistical techniques that will enhance their ability to utilise research findings in the assessment and treatment of their clients. These methods will include the development and evaluation of test reliability and validity, the roles of statistical techniques in informing clinical practice, the selection and recombination of test data into composites, the evaluation of reliable change, the computation and analysis of test operating characteristics, and the evaluation of effect sizes. Students will have the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills by monitoring and evaluating treatment efficacy in planning and executing a review of the literature (e.g., single case design, meta-analysis, systematic reviews) through a capstone experience via skill development and assessment based tasks, culminating in a scientist-practitioner approach in writing an informed literature review. . Case examples and assignments are drawn from clinical practice and research literature and emphasise the value of these methods. Attendance at the five on-campus workshops is mandatory. Dates of the five workshops will be according to the 'MPPS Workshop Schedule' which will be emailed to students at the outset of the program.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Ipswich