Course Coordinator:Kay Pozzebon (email@example.com) School:School of Health - Psychology
UniSC Sunshine Coast
UniSC Moreton Bay
|Blended learning||Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.|
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teaching sessions and campuses where this course is usually offered.
This course introduces students to research methodologies used in psychological research. You will be introduced to a range of experimental, quasi-experimental and naturalistic research methods, including their strengths and weaknesses. Implications for the selection of data analysis techniques will be explored. You will gain an understanding of ethical standards and procedures that apply when conducting research with humans and animals.
|Learning materials – Online learning materials||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – On campus tutorial - in computer lab||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
Research methods and ethics.
200 Level (Developing)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...||Professional Standard Mapping * Australian Psychology Accreditation Council|
|1||Understand and distinguish between a variety of research methods used in psychological research.||Knowledgeable||
1.1.12, 1.3, 1.6
|2||Understand the ethical principles and practices employed in psychological research.||Ethical||
|3||Understand the concepts of levels of measurement, sampling, and reliability and validity including how they apply to psychological research.||
|4||Demonstrate clear and concise written communication.||Empowered||
|Australian Psychology Accreditation Council|
|1.1.12||Graduates will be able to comprehend and apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge of psychology, with depth of understanding of underlying principles, theories and concepts in the discipline, using a scientific approach, including research methods and statistics|
|1.3||Graduates will be able to analyse and critique theory and research in the discipline of psychology and communicate these in written and oral formats.|
|1.4||Graduates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of appropriate values and ethics in psychology.|
|1.6||Graduates will be able to demonstrate self-directed pursuit of scholarly inquiry in psychology.|
Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
PSY100 and PSY101
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Formative feedback on your academic progress will be available early in the semester. Questions will be provided online in Weeks 2 and 3 with formative feedback given once submitted.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Week 6||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|Week 13||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||3||Examination - Centrally Scheduled||Individual||25%||
|Exam Period||Exam Venue|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Ethics Assignment|
The details of this essay will be provided online by Week 1.
Individual, written assignment, 1000 words.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Introduction of a Psychology Research Report|
The details of this assessment will be provided online by Week 1.
Individual, written introduction of a research report, 1000 words.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Final Examination|
The final examination will contain questions that cover material selected from all 13 weeks of the curriculum.
|Product:||Examination - Centrally Scheduled|
Centrally scheduled final examination, 1 hour duration during exam period.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||Burton, Goodwin, Goodwin, Jose, et al||0||Psychology Research Methods||n/a||n/a|
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Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person. You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.
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