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Psychological inquiry: theory, methods and practice 1

Unit Code: PSY4051

Duration: 6 weeks

Contact Hours: 20-24 hours of study per week

Credit Points: 6


This unit expands upon topics in psychological inquiry initially presented in the foundational psychology units. You will further develop your understanding of the different theoretical perspectives on research and how these relate to the research process. You will develop your knowledge and skill in using some of the most common methods of research and statistical analysis. Specific topics include; theories of knowledge and research, parametric and nonparametric procedures to compare two or more independent or matched samples; correlation and linear regression; planned and post hoc comparison techniques; power and sample size considerations; interpretation of output; experimental, quasi-experimental, and correlational research strategies; between- and within-subjects designs; and research ethics. There is a strong practical component to the unit, including authentic assessments and regular hands-on tutorial experiences, designed to advance your competency in applying a range of common research techniques and analyses.