METHODS OF INQUIRIES IN PSYCHOLOGY

PSY4MIP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Subject Description This subject will consolidate and further develop your knowledge, skills and appreciation of a variety of research methods in psychology including meta-analysis, multivariate statistics, model testing approaches, qualitative designs and cross-cultural research methods, through seminars and a colloquium series. Discussion of research designs will strengthen your analytical skills and ability to choose suitable research designs. Online modules and assignments will enhance hands-on competencies in data analysis and report writing.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEmi Kashima

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesYou will participate in weekly seminars, complete online modules at your own pace and submit short reports on two of the topics provided. You will also participate and appreciate the weekly colloquia presented by researchers from the School of Psychology and Public Health and other institutions, and critically examine the methods used to investigate a variety of research questions in psychology.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPSY4HOX AND PSY4HNA AND PSY4HOC AND PSY4HNB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementCompletion of 360 cps if enrolled in the Bachelor of Psychology (Hon) course.

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically evaluate the strengths and weakness of a specific research design and a data analytic procedure and choose suitable methods to address psychological questions.
02. Plan and conduct data analysis, including conducting power analysis, data preparation, and testing assumptions.
03. Organise and report analytic procedures and outcomes effectively and appropriately for scientific communication.
04. Demonstrate an understanding of methodological and ethical issues associated with quantitative and qualitative research and cross-cultural investigation.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmi Kashima

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture/seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.
Thursdays

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.
Thursdays

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Complete online modules and submit short reports on two topics (1,000 words equivalent).

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3

Exam on contents of the seminars (2,000 words equivalent).

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Multiple-choice and short-answer questions on the methods of research presented at the colloquia (1,000 words equivalent).

N/ACentral examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmi Kashima

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture/seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.
Thursdays

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.
Thursdays

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Complete online modules and submit short reports on two topics (1,000 words equivalent).

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3

Exam on contents of the seminars (2,000 words equivalent).

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Multiple-choice and short-answer questions on the methods of research presented at the colloquia (1,000 words equivalent).

N/ACentral examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmi Kashima

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture/seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.
Thursdays

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.
Thursdays

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Complete online modules and submit short reports on two topics (1,000 words equivalent).

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3

Exam on contents of the seminars (2,000 words equivalent).

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Multiple-choice and short-answer questions on the methods of research presented at the colloquia (1,000 words equivalent).

N/ACentral examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO4

On-Line, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmi Kashima

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture/seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.
Thursdays

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.
Thursdays

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Complete online modules and submit short reports on two topics (1,000 words equivalent).

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3

Exam on contents of the seminars (2,000 words equivalent).

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Multiple-choice and short-answer questions on the methods of research presented at the colloquia (1,000 words equivalent).

N/ACentral examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO4