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PY1103 - Critical Thinking in Psychology: How to Think about Weird Things

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

It is acknowledged that training in research methodology is training in the practice of turning data into information into knowledge. This subject aims to be the first step on that journey- how do you evaluate the validity of data and information? Students will be introduced to the practice of critical thinking by applying different research methodologies to scenarios drawn from current scientific, political and social discussions.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop the ability to evaluate research by applying different levels of evidence framework;
  • demonstrate the ability to find, comprehend, analyse and cite scholarly sources of information;
  • develop the ability to write assignments and reports that conform to the norms of academic writing and referencing;
  • explain key concepts of different research methodologies and epistemologies.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (55%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (15%) - Individual
  • Written > Critical Analysis - (30%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.


Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 26 hours online interactive lectures
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 08-Apr-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 02-Dec-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.