PSYC469-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017

Special Topic

0.1250 EFTS
17 Jul 2017 - 19 Nov 2017

Description

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.

Pre-requisites

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

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

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $963.00

International fee $3,950.00

* 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