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Area/Catalogue
BEHL 4052

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101374

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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 extend students' knowledge of approaches to the design of research in psychology required to complete a literature review and research proposal.

Course content

Students will develop an advanced understanding of, and skills in, research design for both quantitative and qualitative data. This will include measurement in psychological research, research sampling, recruitment and participant management. Students will learn how to prepare a research proposal and incorporate feedback, including considerations around ethics and integrity in psychological research, preparing an ethics application, strategies for systematic literature search, and skills in writing a literature review.

Textbook(s)

Field, A 2009, Discovering statistics using SPSS, 3rd edition, Sage, London

Prerequisite(s)

Admission to the fourth year of MHPU Bachelor of Psychology (Honours).

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Workshop 3 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 1 hour x 2 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 1350 words 30% N/A
Critical review of methods 1575 words 35% N/A
In class exam 1575 words 35% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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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
School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy

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