In today’s information-rich world it is essential to be able to interpret and critically evaluate empirical and popular reports of psychological research, as well as research findings more broadly. We need to be able to recognise the characteristics of valid research, to understand what distinguishes trustworthy reporting from biased and misleading reporting, and to communicate the findings from psychological and other research in a clear, accessible and unbiased way. In this unit you will explore foundational concepts of research methods, research design and research ethics that will help you interpret and critically evaluate psychological research. You will learn how to use library and web resources to locate relevant, reliable and valid evidence about psychological findings and theories. You will also learn skills to help you summarise conceptual and numerical information in a clear, concise and accessible manner for a range of audiences. The skills gained in this unit are powerful and readily transferable to many of today’s workplaces and they provide a solid foundation for further study in psychology.
|Unit name||Transferable Skills in Psychology|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Michael Garry|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Describe the major principles that govern ethical research involving diverse populations.
- Apply information literacy skills to locate and retrieve high-quality information sources relevant to a research topic
- Identify fundamental research methods and primary variables in psychological research studies from written and verbal descriptions.
- Summarise and communicate conceptual and quantitative information using a style and language appropriate for defined audiences.
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1 x 2 hour Online Lecture Modules weekly, 1 x 2 hour practical class weekly, 6hrs Self-directed study weekly
|Assessment||Practical exercises (20%)|Final Exam (40%)|Research participation and reflection (10%)|Written Assignment (30%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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