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PSYCHOL 3020 - Doing Research in Psychology: Advanced
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PSYCHOL 3020 - Doing Research in Psychology: Advanced

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 3820
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: PSYCHOL 2004 and at least 3 more units of Level II Psychology Courses
Assessment: Practical report, written assignments, written exam
Syllabus:

Every day we make decisions that guide our behaviour by relying on our tacit knowledge about the world. We form impressions and make predictions based on personal experience. But our cognitive architecture leaves us ill-equipped to deal with random and unusual events, and the probabilistic inferences we make about the world with imperfect data are often wrong. With mass media and vast datasets now at our fingertips online, sound scientific and statistical thinking has never been more important for evaluating claims made with data. The goal of this capstone course is to challenge you to think critically about research methods in psychology, bringing together and extending what you've learned about research design and statistics. We will apply scientific and statistical concepts like regression to the mean, the law of large and small numbers, correlation, causation, replication, generality, fidelity, and control, to a variety of real-world questions. We will discuss classic and contemporary meta-science problems, open science practices, and how the credibility revolution is changing the way we do and evaluate research in psychology. You will put all of this into practice by critically evaluating popular psychological claims, presenting your principled arguments to your peers, and critically reflecting on thorny methodological problems. The emphasis in this course is on when and why particular methods and statistical tools might be applied, and how to formulate a principled argument for what they can (and can't) tell us.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
3820 Mon 06/08/2018 Fri 31/08/2018 Fri 14/09/2018 Fri 26/10/2018


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24466 TU01 20 2 9 Aug - 9 Aug Thursday 9am - 10am Helen Mayo Sth, S127, Computer Suite
23 Aug - 23 Aug Thursday 9am - 10am Helen Mayo Sth, S127, Computer Suite
6 Sep - 6 Sep Thursday 9am - 10am Helen Mayo Sth, S127, Computer Suite
13 Sep - 13 Sep Thursday 9am - 10am Napier, 210, Teaching Room
24467 TU02 20 3 9 Aug - 9 Aug Thursday 3pm - 4pm Helen Mayo Sth, S126, Computer Suite
23 Aug - 23 Aug Thursday 3pm - 4pm Helen Mayo Sth, S126, Computer Suite
6 Sep - 6 Sep Thursday 3pm - 4pm Helen Mayo Sth, S126, Computer Suite
13 Sep - 13 Sep Thursday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
24468 TU03 20 4 6 Aug - 6 Aug Monday 11am - 12pm Helen Mayo Sth, S127, Computer Suite
20 Aug - 20 Aug Monday 11am - 12pm Helen Mayo Sth, S127, Computer Suite
3 Sep - 3 Sep Monday 11am - 12pm Helen Mayo Sth, S127, Computer Suite
10 Sep - 10 Sep Monday 11am - 12pm Ingkarni Wardli, B17, Teaching Room
24469 TU04 20 FULL 6 Aug - 6 Aug Monday 12pm - 1pm Helen Mayo Sth, S126, Computer Suite
20 Aug - 20 Aug Monday 12pm - 1pm Helen Mayo Sth, S126, Computer Suite
3 Sep - 3 Sep Monday 12pm - 1pm Helen Mayo Sth, S126, Computer Suite
10 Sep - 10 Sep Monday 12pm - 1pm Petroleum Engineering, G13, Teaching Room
24470 TU05 20 2 6 Aug - 6 Aug Monday 1pm - 2pm Helen Mayo Sth, S126, Computer Suite
20 Aug - 20 Aug Monday 1pm - 2pm Helen Mayo Sth, S126, Computer Suite
3 Sep - 3 Sep Monday 1pm - 2pm Helen Mayo Sth, S126, Computer Suite
10 Sep - 10 Sep Monday 1pm - 2pm Petroleum Engineering, G13, Teaching Room
24471 TU06 20 8 10 Aug - 10 Aug Friday 9am - 10am Helen Mayo Sth, S126, Computer Suite
24 Aug - 24 Aug Friday 9am - 10am Helen Mayo Sth, S126, Computer Suite
7 Sep - 7 Sep Friday 9am - 10am Helen Mayo Sth, S126, Computer Suite
14 Sep - 14 Sep Friday 9am - 10am Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
24472 TU07 20 3 7 Aug - 7 Aug Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Helen Mayo Sth, S127, Computer Suite
21 Aug - 21 Aug Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Helen Mayo Sth, S127, Computer Suite
4 Sep - 4 Sep Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Helen Mayo Sth, S127, Computer Suite
11 Sep - 11 Sep Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room
24473 TU08 20 5 8 Aug - 8 Aug Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Helen Mayo Sth, S126, Computer Suite
22 Aug - 22 Aug Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Helen Mayo Sth, S126, Computer Suite
5 Sep - 5 Sep Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Helen Mayo Sth, S126, Computer Suite
12 Sep - 12 Sep Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room
24475 TU10 20 5 8 Aug - 8 Aug Wednesday 11am - 12pm Helen Mayo Sth, S127, Computer Suite
22 Aug - 22 Aug Wednesday 11am - 12pm Helen Mayo Sth, S127, Computer Suite
5 Sep - 5 Sep Wednesday 11am - 12pm Helen Mayo Sth, S127, Computer Suite
12 Sep - 12 Sep Wednesday 11am - 12pm Petroleum Engineering, G04, Teaching Room
24476 TU11 20 14 7 Aug - 7 Aug Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Helen Mayo Sth, S127, Computer Suite
21 Aug - 21 Aug Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Helen Mayo Sth, S127, Computer Suite
4 Sep - 4 Sep Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Helen Mayo Sth, S127, Computer Suite
11 Sep - 11 Sep Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room
24477 TU12 20 FULL 9 Aug - 9 Aug Thursday 11am - 12pm Helen Mayo Sth, S127, Computer Suite
23 Aug - 23 Aug Thursday 11am - 12pm Helen Mayo Sth, S127, Computer Suite
6 Sep - 6 Sep Thursday 11am - 12pm Helen Mayo Sth, S127, Computer Suite
13 Sep - 13 Sep Thursday 11am - 12pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room
Related Class: Small Group Discovery
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24479 SG01 20 1 13 Aug - 13 Aug Monday 2pm - 3pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 8 Oct Monday 2pm - 3pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room
24481 SG03 20 2 14 Aug - 14 Aug Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 322, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 9 Oct Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 322, Teaching Room
24482 SG04 20 4 15 Aug - 15 Aug Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 10 Oct Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
24483 SG05 20 2 16 Aug - 16 Aug Thursday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 11 Oct Thursday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
24484 SG06 20 8 16 Aug - 16 Aug Thursday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 11 Oct Thursday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
24485 SG07 20 3 14 Aug - 14 Aug Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 9 Oct Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
24487 SG09 20 2 17 Aug - 17 Aug Friday 1pm - 2pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
12 Oct - 12 Oct Friday 1pm - 2pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
24488 SG10 20 9 16 Aug - 16 Aug Thursday 9am - 10am Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 11 Oct Thursday 9am - 10am Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
24489 SG11 20 2 14 Aug - 14 Aug Tuesday 10am - 11am Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 9 Oct Tuesday 10am - 11am Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
24490 SG12 20 8 17 Aug - 17 Aug Friday 9am - 10am Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
12 Oct - 12 Oct Friday 9am - 10am Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
24491 SG13 20 5 16 Aug - 16 Aug Thursday 12pm - 1pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 11 Oct Thursday 12pm - 1pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM218, Teaching Room
Automatic Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21999 LE01 312 138 23 Jul - 10 Sep Monday 3pm - 4pm Scott Theatre, 001, Scott Theatre
27 Jul - 14 Sep Friday 2pm - 3pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
1 Oct - 22 Oct Monday 3pm - 4pm Scott Theatre, 001, Scott Theatre
5 Oct - 26 Oct Friday 2pm - 3pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre