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PY4404 - Foundations of Research Methods and Statistics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject provides an overview of the research methodologies and statistical analyses used in psychological research. The subject explores research methodologies, where students will learn the different types of research method, critically evaluate each method, and discuss the validity and reliability issues related to research designs. The subject will also introduce students to basic descriptive and inferential statistics using statistical software. Students will learn how to select and perform statistical analyses and interpret statistical outputs. This subject will enable students to design methodologically sound research projects and evaluate the research methods and statistical analyses reported in empirical studies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and evaluate research methods and statistical analysis used in psychology;
  • Design a research study aimed at addressing a specific research question;
  • Select and perform statistical testing to analyse research data and report outcomes.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Problem task - (50%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties, and attempt and submit the oral presentation and the written problem tasks and at least 8 of the 10 weekly quizzes.


Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Mixed attendance
Census Date 04-Aug-2022
Face to face teaching (As per subject outline)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours workshops
  • 20 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Mixed attendance
Census Date 01-Dec-2022
Face to face teaching (As per subject outline)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours workshops
  • 20 hours online content
  • 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.