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PSY4111 Advanced Research Approaches

Short Description: Advanced Research Approaches
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

Requisites

Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BSCH (Psychology major 12302) or BPSH or MSCR (Psychology Research)

Other requisites

BPSH students must have completed the first 3 years with a GPA of 5.0 across levels 1 to 3 psychology courses.

Synopsis

There are two major sections of instruction within the course. In the first section of instruction students are taught about both quantitative and qualitative research design methods. At the conclusion of this section the students will develop a mixed methods research proposal using both quantitative and qualitative aspects of design.

In the second section of instruction students are taught about quantitative and qualitative analyses methods. Basic types of analyses and stages within analyses are covered for both quantitative and qualitative research methods, including knowledge about psychometric principles such as norms, reliability, validity, and test construction. At the conclusion of this section the students will choose from several options of data analyses (they will be given data and instruments from hypothetical research protocols), and will conduct an assignment for both quantitative and qualitative analyses.

This course contains a mandatory residential school for both external and on-campus students.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2020 External
Semester 1, 2020 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 1, 2020 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 24 November 2020