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Unit of Study BHS11003 - Introduction to Psychological Investigation (2020)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 analyse the nature of the term 'science' from several different perspectives and explain the scientific features of psychology
2 explain the nature of hypotheses and theories
3 describe the nature and techniques of a range of research methodologies and assess the appropriateness of each to individual research questions
4 identify and describe basic descriptive statistics and statistical concepts (such as measures of central tendency, standard deviation, statistical significance)
5 interpret the nature and relative importance of scholarly articles, journals, and other forms of publication
6 demonstrate the ability to synthesise information

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. analyse the nature of the term 'science' from several different perspectives and explain the scientific features of psychology
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. explain the nature of hypotheses and theories
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. describe the nature and techniques of a range of research methodologies and assess the appropriateness of each to individual research questions
    • GA4:
  4. identify and describe basic descriptive statistics and statistical concepts (such as measures of central tendency, standard deviation, statistical significance)
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  5. interpret the nature and relative importance of scholarly articles, journals, and other forms of publication
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  6. demonstrate the ability to synthesise information
    • GA6:

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