Equips students with conceptual, methodological and practical knowledge and skills to enable them to design and conduct independent behavioural research. Students will learn how to develop a research question, select an appropriate research design to answer the research question, collect and analyse data, interpret findings and communicate these findings in a written and oral format. Students will gain hands on experience of conducting research using a (quantitative) correlational design.
- Generating real-world research ideas through searching and appraising existing literature
- Common research designs and methodologies
- Designing and conducting quantitative research
- Conducting applied research as a scientist-practitioner
- Analysing and interpreting data
- Presenting your findings from research in different formats
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||identify conceptual, methodological, and analytical principles related to designing and conducting culturally appropriate and ethically sound research|
|2||evaluate various research designs, methodologies, and analytical approaches to make informed and culturally sensitive decisions|
|3||co-design, conduct, and analyse a methodologically and ethically sound study to answer a real-world research question|
|4||appropriately communicate the study and its findings using appropriate conventions|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- identify conceptual, methodological, and analytical principles related to designing and conducting culturally appropriate and ethically sound research
- evaluate various research designs, methodologies, and analytical approaches to make informed and culturally sensitive decisions
- co-design, conduct, and analyse a methodologically and ethically sound study to answer a real-world research question
- appropriately communicate the study and its findings using appropriate conventions
Prescribed Learning Resources
- No prescribed texts.
IBM-SPSS. Students need to purchase, or have access to, the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). If purchasing SPSS, the "Base Grad Pack" is sufficient for this unit, although, you might need the "Standard Grad Pack" to complete Advanced Quantitative Methods in Psychology (STAT3001). SPSS can be downloaded as a 30 days free trial before license purchase, and there is the choice of 6-month, 12-month, or 2-year license.
Jhangiani, RS, Chiang, IA, Cuttler, C & Leighton, DC 2019, Research Methods in Psychology, 4th American edn. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence. Available from the Open Textbook Library: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/75
Clark-Carter, D 2019, Quantitative psychological research: The complete student's companion, 4th edn, Routledge, New York. ISBN : 9781315398129 (ePub) Available from the SCU Library
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