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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: Semester 2
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
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
29084 LEC0 240 54 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.
Note: Lecture material is pre-recorded and can be viewed any time after publication in MyUni. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22408 TU14 20 7 15 Aug - 12 Sep Monday 9am - 10am MyUni, OL, Online Class
3 Oct - 3 Oct Monday 9am - 10am MyUni, OL, Online Class
Note: For details on accessing this online Tutorial, please refer to MyUni once enrolled.
24482 TU01 20 9 15 Aug - 12 Sep Monday 2pm - 3pm Barr Smith South, 2051, Teaching Room
3 Oct - 3 Oct Monday 2pm - 3pm Barr Smith South, 2051, Teaching Room
24483 TU02 20 3 15 Aug - 12 Sep Monday 1pm - 2pm Barr Smith South, 2051, Teaching Room
3 Oct - 3 Oct Monday 1pm - 2pm Barr Smith South, 2051, Teaching Room
24484 TU03 20 4 17 Aug - 14 Sep Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Helen Mayo Sth, S412, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 5 Oct Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Helen Mayo Sth, S412, Teaching Room
24485 TU04 20 15 19 Aug - 16 Sep Friday 9am - 10am Helen Mayo Sth, S415, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 7 Oct Friday 9am - 10am Helen Mayo Sth, S415, Teaching Room
24486 TU05 20 1 16 Aug - 13 Sep Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
4 Oct - 4 Oct Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
24489 TU08 20 1 17 Aug - 14 Sep Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Helen Mayo Sth, S416, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 5 Oct Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Helen Mayo Sth, S416, Teaching Room
24490 TU09 20 13 18 Aug - 15 Sep Thursday 3pm - 4pm Helen Mayo Sth, S415, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 6 Oct Thursday 3pm - 4pm Helen Mayo Sth, S415, Teaching Room
24491 TU10 20 FULL 16 Aug - 13 Sep Tuesday 11am - 12pm Helen Mayo Sth, S411, Teaching Room
4 Oct - 4 Oct Tuesday 11am - 12pm Helen Mayo Sth, S411, Teaching Room
24492 TU11 20 FULL 19 Aug - 16 Sep Friday 10am - 11am Helen Mayo Sth, S411, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 7 Oct Friday 10am - 11am Helen Mayo Sth, S411, Teaching Room
24493 TU12 20 FULL 18 Aug - 15 Sep Thursday 1pm - 2pm Helen Mayo Sth, S412, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 6 Oct Thursday 1pm - 2pm Helen Mayo Sth, S412, Teaching Room
24494 TU13 20 1 19 Aug - 16 Sep Friday 1pm - 2pm Helen Mayo Sth, S415, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 7 Oct Friday 1pm - 2pm Helen Mayo Sth, S415, Teaching Room