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PSY3111 Research Methods in Psychology B

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology and Wellbeing
Student contribution band : Professional Pathway Psych
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 17 May 2022

Requisites

Pre-requisite: PSY2100

Overview

The discipline of psychology is based on a solid foundation of scientific research. Researchers use a variety of conceptual, logical and mathematical tools to reduce uncertainty in the state of psychological knowledge. This course introduces more advanced research methodologies and statistical techniques.

This course builds upon the basic methods and tools of psychological research, extending the range and complexity of questions which can be addressed. A variety of research designs are introduced including survey design, quasi-experimental designs and single-subject and small-n designs as ways of answering specific questions and dealing with potential confounds. The statistical and analytic tools associated with these techniques are also explored including factorial analysis of variance, and multiple regression Real data is used to develop practical analysis skills and enhance conceptual understanding. Reliable access to a suitable computer and internet access is required as per Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences requirements.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 17 May 2022