PSYCH539-23A (HAM)

Graduate Research Methods in Psychology

15 Points

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What this paper is about

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A major aim of this paper is to support students in becoming more independent and critical researchers able to design, conduct, understand, and communicate research. This paper will also give students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and skills in quantitative research methods in Psychology. Lectures, laboratory classes, readings, and practical assignments will assist students to acquire skills and knowledge necessary to develop an independent study, collect and analyse data and communicate study results in a form of a peer­-reviewed journal article.
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How this paper will be taught

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During teaching weeks there will be one lecture per week. Laboratory classes will be held for most of the study weeks and in some weeks, there will be optional laboratory classes or workshops. These optional laboratory/workshops will provide one­-on­-one assistance with assignments, particularly with statistics.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Students will be presenting and interpreting the results of statistical analyses in a laboratory report.
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  • Students will conduct literature searches, develop a research question, evaluate the ethics of research and complete a research proposal for a grant application.
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  • Students will develop a research proposal for a grant application that involves critique of existing research and demonstrate understanding of research principles.
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  • Students will formulate hypotheses, plan data analyses, conduct and report statistical analyses.
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How you will be assessed

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Assessment will involve two written assignments and two online tests.
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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1: Research Proposal for a Grant Application
21 Apr 2023
11:30 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Online Test 1
14 Apr 2023
No set time
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assignment 2: Laboratory Report
30 May 2023
11:30 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Online Test 2
6 Jun 2023
No set time
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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