Research Methods in Psychology

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Research Methods in Psychology

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Psychology, Research Methodology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Pre-requisite: PSYC11-100 Introduction to Psychology: Biology and Personality OR PSYC11-101 Introduction to Psychology: Learning & Social AND PSYC11-105 Statistics and Data Analysis 1.

    Recommended Pre/Co-requisites: PSYC12-200 Statistics and Data Analysis 2

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject introduces students to the scientific methods of psychological research. It includes an overview of research design and techniques for analysing data. Students learn how to evaluate the strengths and limitations of various research designs and how to critically scrutinise results published in psychological journals.

    Learning Objectives
    1. Understand, apply and evaluate basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis and interpretation;
    2. Respect and use critical and creative thinking, sceptical enquiry, and the scientific approach to solve problems related to behaviour and mental processes;
    3. Use information in an ethical manner;
    4. Communicate effectively in a variety of formats and in a variety of contexts;
    5. Demonstrate a capacity for independent learning.

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