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

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
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.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Anne Swinbourne.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 92 hours - Self-directed study and assessment preparation
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); other exams (20%); assignments (25%); mcq online quiz (15%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Anne Swinbourne.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 92 hours - Self-directed study and assessment preparation
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); other exams (20%); assignments (25%); mcq online quiz (15%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 11-Apr-2019
Coordinator: Dr Anne Swinbourne
Lecturers: Dr Anne Swinbourne, Dr Peter Chew.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 92 hours - Self-directed study and assessment preparation
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); other exams (20%); assignments (25%); mcq online quiz (15%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 05-Dec-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Anne Swinbourne.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 92 hours - Self-directed study and assessment preparation
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); other exams (20%); assignments (25%); mcq online quiz (15%).

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