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1 of PSYC1103, PSYC1206 has been successfully completed
Psychology major: Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology), Bachelor of Arts
Examination 40% and tests.
Psychology is the scientific study of (mainly human) behaviour and thinking. Psychological knowledge has been (and is still being) accumulated by a process of making observations to answer questions.In this topic we cover the basics of this process. Specifically, we will look at how psychologists:
decide what questions to ask
go about making observations to answer a question
interpret what they've observed to provide a sound answer to a question
In more technical terms, we will cover:
scientific theories and hypotheses
psychological measurement and research design
(very basic) data analysis and interpretation
This topic aims to:
increase understanding and appreciation of how human behaviour can be investigated scientifically and the methods used to do so
enable learning and practice of skills that are required for the conduct of scientific research
improve analytical and interpretive skills
enable students to become critical consumers of psychological research
Expected learning outcomes
Students successfully completing this topic will be able to:
Identify and generate valid scientific theories and hypotheses
Identify basic research designs
Plan basic research studies, for each of the different types of design
Interpret data from each of the different types of basic research design
Key dates and timetable
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