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Area/Catalogue
BEHL 2005

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
007643

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

Course aim

To develop students' skills in the critical evaluation of research, to familiarise students with the basic methodologies for conducting research in behavioural science, and to introduce them to a range of commonly used statistical tests.

Course content

In this course students will develop their knowledge of basic research designs and the ethics of research, and will develop their skills in the critical evaluation and summary of published research. Students will also develop skills in the selection, SPSS computation and reporting of basic descriptive and inferential statistics. They will apply these skills in the preparation of an APA style research report.

Textbook(s)

Cozby, PC 2012, Methods in behavioural research, 12th ed, McGraw Hill, New York

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Must satisfy one of the following: completion of Psychology 1A or Psychology 1B or concurrent enrolment in Psychology 1B

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Computer Practical 2 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Continuous assessment N/A 10% N/A
Research report 1800 words 40% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy

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