University of Technology Sydney

96837 Research Methods and Theory in Psychology

6cp; 3 x 1 hour (online, e.g., Zoom), 15-20 hours per week (self-directed study and participation in module activities)?
Requisite(s): 96832 Introduction to Psychology Foundations AND 96833 Introduction to Psychological Science
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Research methods and theory underpin psychological research. In this subject, students explore the scientific method underpinning the scientist-practitioner model. By comparing and contrasting specific research methods and various types of research design, students develop an understanding of what distinguishes the scientific approach from pseudoscience. Students also engage with key ethical issues, questions and principles that guide the work of the scientist-practitioner in psychology.

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