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PY4113 - Design and Analysis for Research

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

The purpose of this subject is to introduce students to advanced qualitative and quantitative research methods and their application. Emphasis will be placed on conceptual understanding of analytic techniques; methodological issues associated with the use of different designs; statistical decision-making; conducting and interpreting analyses; and critical evaluation of published empirical research. Students will develop their research methods knowledge and skills, as well as develop science communication skills for both academic and practitioner audiences as well as the general public.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the research process, including how to make well-informed, ethical, and practical decisions about appropriate courses of action at all stages of the research process;
  • Appropriately outline, undertake, and report on advanced data analysis, including quantitative techniques (i.e. mediation and moderation) and qualitative techniques (i.e. thematic analysis);
  • Demonstrate communication skills in pitching and disseminating research to relevant stakeholder groups.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Problem task - Qualitative results reporting - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Problem task - (30%) - Individual
  • Oral > Podcast - (30%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.

Prerequisites: Must complete 72 credit points of level 1, 2, and 3 subjects from an undergraduate Psychology course, and be accepted into the 4th year psychology stream before enrolling in any level 4 PY subjects.

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 06-Apr-2023
Coordinator: Dr Amanda Krause
Lecturers: Dr Kaiqin Chan, Dr Amanda Krause.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours workshops
  • 5 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 03-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours workshops
  • 5 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Dr Amanda Krause
Lecturers: Dr Amanda Krause, Dr Lauren Shaw, Dr Sam Teague.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 5 hours online activity
  • 20 hours specialised - Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Dr Amanda Krause, Dr Lauren Shaw
Lecturers: Dr Lauren Shaw, Dr Sam Teague.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 5 hours online activity
  • 20 hours online Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.