PSYC469-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017

Special Topic

0.1250 EFTS
17 Jul 2017 - 19 Nov 2017


Special Topic

Special Topic: Modern Research Methods - NEW in Semester 2, 2017

This course is concerned with methods and strategies that are of major importance to psychology and other behavioural sciences.  It places a heavy emphasis on acquiring an in-depth understanding of different types of modern research methods as they occur in their proper scientific contexts.

The topics and methods to covered are as follows: perspectives, strategies and methods; the significance sameness paradigm; tests of statistical significance; the new statistics, Bayesian statistical inference; a model of data analysis and replication; exploratory data analysis; computer-intensive resampling methods; robust statistics; exploratory factor analysis; grounded theory method; and, dos and don'ts for conducting thesis research.

At the end of the course students should:
1) have developed a critical understanding of the methods covered and the do's and don'ts for conducting thesis research
2) have a conceptual understanding of the methods and the need to make informed decisions about their proper use.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:


Subject to approval of the Head of Department

Timetable 2017

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 Erskine 239 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Brian Haig


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Essay 1 50%
Essay 2 50%

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $963.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Psychology.

All PSYC469 Occurrences

  • PSYC469-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017