Supports the development of applied research and scientific communication skills for students completing an honours degree in psychology. The nature and limitations of psychological research and its application in the scientist-practitioner model are discussed. Students will reflect on, and critically evaluate, their own research practices. A variety of methodological practices suitable for applied research in psychological practice will be described. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of good data management practices and the ethical imperatives applying to research forming the scientific foundations of practice in psychology.
- The scientist practitioner model.
- Levels of evidence and challenges to null hypothesis testing.
- Single case designs and analysis, reliable change index.
- Program evaluation.
- Communicating psychological science to a practitioner audience.
- Big data and health informatics
- Open science, replication and good data practices.
- Ethical imperatives and the influences of social context on research
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:|
|1||select appropriate models for the design and analysis of single-subject data, and interpret the outcomes of these|
|2||provide a critical analysis of methodological practices in psychological research in an area of practical significance|
|3||construct an effective proposal for a research project|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- select appropriate models for the design and analysis of single-subject data, and interpret the outcomes of these
- provide a critical analysis of methodological practices in psychological research in an area of practical significance
- construct an effective proposal for a research project
- No prescribed texts.