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DPSY5103 - Research methods in professional psychology

SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr Simon Moss


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


This unit will equip students with the necessary skills to undertake research. Nonetheless, the primary motivation for this course concerns future employment. Research design and analysis are critical components of both academic and professional psychology.


On completion of this unit students should be familiar with major univariate and multivariate experimental and quasi-experimental designs appropriate to both basic and applied research, associated methods of data analysis, including issues of assumptions, power of statistical tests, and psychological and statistical significance. Students should be familiar with the use of SPSS.


Assessment will be through completion of a written assignment requiring students to critically evaluate the design and methodology of a published research paper.