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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 07/08/2023 Wed 16/08/2023 Fri 15/09/2023 Fri 27/10/2023


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
25283 LE01 268 52 27 Jul - 14 Sep Thursday 10am - 11am Helen Mayo Nth, 103N, Florey Lecture Theatre
5 Oct - 26 Oct Thursday 10am - 11am Helen Mayo Nth, 103N, Florey Lecture Theatre
Note: This lecture will be delivered face to face. It will also be live-streamed and recorded so that it is available for viewing any time after publication in MyUni. Please check MyUni for details once enrolled
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22313 TU14 22 FULL 18 Aug - 15 Sep Friday 9am - 10am MyUni, OL, Online Class
6 Oct - 6 Oct Friday 9am - 10am MyUni, OL, Online Class
Note: For details on accessing this online Tutorial, please refer to MyUni once enrolled.
24594 TU01 22 3 18 Aug - 15 Sep Friday 12pm - 1pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 6 Oct Friday 12pm - 1pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
24595 TU02 22 FULL 16 Aug - 13 Sep Wednesday 11am - 12pm Helen Mayo Sth, S415, Teaching Room
4 Oct - 4 Oct Wednesday 11am - 12pm Helen Mayo Sth, S415, Teaching Room
24596 TU03 22 14 14 Aug - 11 Sep Monday 1pm - 2pm Helen Mayo Sth, S411, Teaching Room
2 Oct - 2 Oct Monday 1pm - 2pm Helen Mayo Sth, S411, Teaching Room
24597 TU04 22 15 14 Aug - 11 Sep Monday 9am - 10am Schulz, 307, Teaching Room
2 Oct - 2 Oct Monday 9am - 10am Schulz, 307, Teaching Room
24598 TU05 22 FULL 15 Aug - 12 Sep Tuesday 11am - 12pm Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
3 Oct - 3 Oct Tuesday 11am - 12pm Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
24600 TU07 22 FULL 15 Aug - 12 Sep Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Hughes, 113, Teaching Room
3 Oct - 3 Oct Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Hughes, 113, Teaching Room
24601 TU08 22 6 18 Aug - 15 Sep Friday 11am - 12pm Schulz, 218, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 6 Oct Friday 11am - 12pm Schulz, 218, Teaching Room
24602 TU09 22 9 15 Aug - 12 Sep Tuesday 9am - 10am Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
3 Oct - 3 Oct Tuesday 9am - 10am Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
24603 TU10 22 1 16 Aug - 13 Sep Wednesday 9am - 10am Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
4 Oct - 4 Oct Wednesday 9am - 10am Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
24604 TU11 22 FULL 17 Aug - 14 Sep Thursday 12pm - 1pm Hughes, 113, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 5 Oct Thursday 12pm - 1pm Hughes, 113, Teaching Room
24605 TU12 22 FULL 14 Aug - 11 Sep Monday 11am - 12pm Helen Mayo Sth, S411, Teaching Room
2 Oct - 2 Oct Monday 11am - 12pm Helen Mayo Sth, S411, Teaching Room