1 PSYC2018 - Research Methods 2 2 Admission into BPSG-Bachelor of Psychological Studies (Graduate Entry) 2a Admission into BPSGFP-Bachelor of Psychological Studies (Graduate Entry) - City Campus 3 Admission into BHSPS-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Psychology) 4 2 of PSYC1101, PSYC1102, PSYC1200, PSYC1201 Must Satisfy: ((1) or ((2 or 2a)) or (3 and 4))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of PSYC3014, PSYC3045 has been successfully completed
Some knowledge of psychology research methods and basic statistics
Psychology major: Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Bachelor of Psychological Studies (Graduate Entry), Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology), Bachelor of Psychological Science, Bachelor of Arts.
Psychologists are interested in many concepts and attributes that are not directly observable (e.g. intelligence and personality). Consequently, a large area of psychological research has focused on the problem of measurement of abstract psychological properties and on the development of tools for their accurate measurement. This topic introduces students to the basic principles used to identify good psychological measures and on the theoretical principles underlying standardised measurement tools (e.g. intelligence tests, personality inventories, and clinical diagnostic instruments), the reliability and validity of these measures and the ethical principles that govern their use. The principles of behaviour observations and recording will also be discussed.
To increase your understanding and appreciation of how psychological phenomena are measured
To enable you to learn and practice skills that are required for the evaluation of psychological measures and assessment instruments
To increase your understanding of the principles underlying the development of standardised psychological assessment instruments
To enable you to learn and practice skills necessary to interpret the results of standardised psychological tests that are used in the real world
To develop a sensitivity to cross-cultural and ethical issues in the selection, administration, and interpretation of psychological assessment instruments
Expected learning outcomes
Students successfully completing this topic will be able to:
Make decisions about the quality of psychological measures
Determine the information, and the appropriate method to aquire it, necessary to evaluate a psychological measure
Make decisions about the appropriateness (or otherwise) of specific measurement instruments in different situations
Interpret results from standardised psychological assessment instruments
Describe cross-cultural and ethical issues pertaining to the use and interpretation of assessment instruments
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2020 are no longer published.
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