PSYC5530 Applied Research Methods

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit introduces students to a range of specific research techniques, including methodology, research design and analytic procedures, which are of value both to their research and to their clinical practice. The material is presented mainly through workshops and lectures and includes such techniques as single-case designs, evaluating change over time, survey-based research approaches, and reliable change calculation.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) match appropriate designs, methodologies and analysis to specific research questions and (2) understand how to apply this knowledge and skills to the development of their own evidence-based practice.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) project proposal and (2) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite standard(s) for the examination component of the unit, as specified in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Romola Bucks
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology (01890/54590)
or
the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Psychology (00890/52590)
or
the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Psychology (01870/54570)
or
the Master of Psychology (Clinical) (52560)
or
Doctor of Psychology (50840)
Contact hours
13 x 3 hours (attendance at classes is compulsory)
Note
Students enrolled in an APAC accredited program must hold provisional registration as a psychologist. It is the student's responsibility to ensure registration eligibility. Enrolled students are also responsible for maintaining provisional registration for the duration of their enrolment in the program.
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