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Unit of Study PSYC3002 - Applied Psychological Investigation (2022)

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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:

identify the relevance, importance, and potential value of various approaches to scientific inquiry in psychology

demonstrate understanding of core principles of designing and conducting high-quality research

acquire and use practical skills for collecting qualitative data through interviews and focus groups

demonstrate knowledge and skills in analysing qualitative data using thematic analysis

critically appraise the relative strengths and weaknesses of various research methodologies

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Brough, P, 2018, Advanced research methods for applied psychology, Routledge, London.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.