In this unit you will examine research methods that will help you design studies to investigate questions about relationships and differences among a variety of behavioural and health-related variables. You will learn when and how to use data analysis methods to summarise data, test statistical hypotheses and interpret the results for relationships and differences among variables. You will learn about the principles that underlie ethical research, in relation to both research participants and the conduct of researchers themselves. The skills and knowledge developed in this unit will provide you with the necessary tools to critically evaluate research across a wide-range of science-based disciplines.
|Unit name||Research Methods|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Matthew (Matt) Palmer|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- Apply knowledge of research methods to design studies to test hypotheses about relationships and differences among variables.
- Apply knowledge of statistical methods to test hypotheses about relationships and differences among a range of variables.
- Effectively interpret and communicate research findings of psychological research using a variety of formats.
- Explain key principles of research ethics and scientific integrity.
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|Assessment||Test or quiz (30%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (50%)|Laboratory/practical (20%)|
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MacGillivray, H., Utts, J.M., & Heckard, R.F. (2013). Mind on Statistics: Australian & New Zealand (2nd ed.). Cengage.
Free online textbook. – Jhangiani, R.S., Chiang, I.A., Cuttler, C. & Leighton, D.C. (2019). Research Methods in Psychology (4th ed.). KPU. https://kpu.pressbooks.pub/psychmethods4e/
American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition). American Psychological Association
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