Introduces the basic research methods used in Psychology. Students participate in the complete cycle of the experimental process from hypothesis formulation to experiment design and participation, to the submission of a written report describing the process. It is a practical complement to the 'Introduction to Psychology I' unit.
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||conduct an effective and targeted literature search||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||formulate evidence-based research hypotheses||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||design and conduct a basic scientific experiment to test an hypothesis||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||understand the basic concept of experimental control||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||conduct basic data analyses and generate clear graphical representations of data||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|6||reject or accept hypotheses based on empirical results||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|7||write a coherent research/laboratory report.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
- Copies are available in the University library: O’Shea, RP & McKenzie, W, 2010, Writing for psychology, 6th edn, Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, Vic. ISBN: 9780170214681.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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