HPS104 - Foundations of Psychological Science
2021 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus||
Burwood and Waurn Ponds: Weekly 1 x 2 hour class; online interactive modules; 1 x 2 hour seminar per fortnight.
Warrnambool: Weekly 1 x 2 hour recorded class; online interactive modules; 1 x 2 hour cloud (online) seminar per fortnight; weekly consultation via the Psychology Hub at Warrnambool.
|Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)||
Weekly 1 x 2 hour recorded class; online interactive modules; 1 x 2 hour cloud (online) seminar per fortnight.
This unit introduces students to the empirical foundations of psychology. The central question addressed is: 'What does it mean to be an evidence-based practitioner of psychology?'. Topics include: the nature of evidence in psychology; the relationship between psychological research and practice; experimental, quasi-experimental, and non-experimental quantitative research designs; qualitative research; threats to the reliability and validity of research; statistics and the interpretation of results; ethical research and ethical practice in psychology.
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