PSYC344-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Research Methods

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021

Description

An advanced survey of research methods, including the design and conduct of research studies and the analysis and reporting of data in Psychology.

This intermediate course in research methods and statistics will guide you through the key steps of conducting psychological research that ultimately benefits and influences society. The lectures will cover a selection of topics on designing a project with consideration of research ethics, analysing and interpreting psychology data with rigour, and disseminating research findings for impact. The laboratory classes and assessments provide further experience in designing psychological research and writing up research in standard APA-style format.

Learning Outcomes

  • To introduce students at an advanced level in their undergraduate studies to key research methods in psychology and to equip them to critically evaluate different methods.
  • To provide a foundation in research methods for postgraduate study in psychology and to prepare students to undertake postgraduate research in psychology.
  • To give experience of completing a human ethics application & Māori consultation, reporting research in APA-style, all while working collaboratively in a group.

Pre-requisites

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 E8 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 Psychology - Sociology 225
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Friday 11:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 225
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
03 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 225
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
04 Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 464 Computer Lab (29/7-26/8, 16/9-7/10, 21/10)
Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab (14/10)
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
06 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 010 Computer Lab (29/7)
James Logie 214-Language Lab (5/8-26/8, 16/9-21/10)
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Course Coordinator

Jennifer Hoi Ki Wong

Lecturers

Dean Sutherland , Tipene Merritt , Fleur Pawsey , Geri Macleod (University of Otago) , Jacinta Cording and Andrew Vonasch

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Final Exam 30%
Group lab report #1 25%
Group lab report #2 25%
Lab participation 8%
Weekly lecture participation 12%

Textbooks / Resources

There is no required text for PSYC344. Each lecturer will supply required and supplementary readings for each lecture.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,754.00

International fee $8,875.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the department and colleges page.

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