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PY5404 - Research Methods for Project Planning and Evaluation

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 research issues relevant to project planning within applied psychology. Students will learn how to design research projects with a focus on how to generate appropriate and testable ideas, develop ethical research protocols, recruit appropriate participant samples, and collect data using various research approaches and methods commonly employed by psychology researchers. Students will develop written skills in relation to the evaluation of research.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of approaches to research design and evaluation in psychology;
  • Formulate and apply professional judgement and problem-solving skills to address research questions in psychological science;
  • Critically interpret and convey research findings that are drawn from non-experimental and experimental data.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Literature review - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 2 - (20%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties, and attempt and submit all assessments.

Foundational knowledge and skills in psychology


JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Mixed attendance
Census Date 03-Aug-2023
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 lectures
  • 2 hours seminars - Presentations
  • 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.