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Psychology: Advanced Research Methods (PSY655)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 2
Availability MURDOCH: Y-internal
Description This unit aims to train students in the latest methodological strategies to conduct applied research. It will facilitate students' ability to think about research questions, understand applied designs, manage relevant ethical issues, and communicate this through proposals relevant to ethics and scientific review committees. At its completion, students would be able to design and conduct research in applied settings; critically evaluate research publications and reports; understand the ethical issues in research; and appreciate how research informs the practice of psychology.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Plan your research project
2. Design your research study
3. Carry out appropriate statistical procedures
4. Write up your project
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars: 3-hour seminars in Semester 1.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is attendance at seminars that involves didactic presentations and interactive discussion opportunities.
Assessment The assessment for the unit will be a PASS-FAIL grade requiring submission and successful completion of each of the following: (i) A research proposal, (ii) A critical evaluation of two Masters theses, and (iii) Statistics quizzes.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Master of Applied Psychology in Clinical Psychology, or Master of Applied Psychology in Organisational Psychology.
Assessment A result of Ungraded Pass or Fail is awarded for this unit.
Previously 2013: PSY755
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Master of Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology) (MAppPsych)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Brianne Hastie

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7209
e: Brianne.Hastie@murdoch.edu.au
o: 440.1.014 - Social Sciences, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: Y-Internal
Dr Brianne Hastie

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7209
e: Brianne.Hastie@murdoch.edu.au
o: 440.1.014 - Social Sciences, Murdoch Campus
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