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Research Methods and Theory (6 points)
Leader: Dr Nikki Rickard
Synopsis: In this unit, students will continue their training in research via 3 components. First, this unit will address issues of broad conceptual interest that are important to the development of critical and reflective views of psychology. Second, research design and analysis topics presented in first and second year will be explored at a more advanced level. The major focus of this component will be analysis of variance and multiple regression. Finally, students will continue their training in research design and analysis by undertaking a group-based research project under the supervision of a member of staff.
Assessment: Research project report 50%, Theoretical psychology examination 25%, Research Design and Analysis Exam 25%
Contact Hours: Theoretical Psychology: 1 x 1 hour lecture per week, Research Project: 1 x 2 hour laboratory per week, Research Design and Analysis: 1 x 1 hour lecture every second week alternating with 1 x 1 hour tutorial every second week Private study: An additional 8 hours a week (literature review, statistics exercises, data collection and analysis, and report writing) is expected for a 6 point unit.
Off-campus attendance requirements: 12 hours compulsory attendance at a weekend school (10.00am-5.00pm). In addition, students are expected to spend up to 11 hours a week reading the lecture summaries and/or listening to the audio lectures, and completing set exercises for the research component of the subject. Singapore students: 6 hours with Monash tutor + 3 hours each week for a total of 10 weeks with local tutor. In addition, students are expected to spend up to an additional 8 hours a week reading the lecture summaries and/or listening to the audio lectures, and completing set exercises for the research component of the subject.
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