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PSYC5513 Research Methods in Applied Settings

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
The primary goal of this unit is to equip students with the research skills that will enable them to undertake high quality research of their own in organisational settings. The skills they learn in the unit are likely to supplement the skills they develop when they undertake their research thesis later in their course, and enable them to tackle research questions as they arise in their future careers. Essentially, the unit is designed to help students to (1) understand the value of research undertaken in organisational settings; (2) develop an understanding of key organisational research methods; and (3) learn how to present research in organisational settings.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) be familiar with advanced methodologies and statistical techniques important for designing and evaluating research in applied psychology; (2) gain knowledge about methodological and practical issues important for implementing these techniques and how they might be applied to their own research; and (3) identify the critical relevance of appropriate designs and statistical analysis for evidence-based practice.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-class test; (2) group assessment; (3) research report; and (4) attendance. 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 requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the attendance component.

For units commencing in May 2022 or later the availability of the supplementary assessment is subject to confirmation.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Serena Wee
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 53580 Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology or 01880/54580 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Contact hours
seminars/labs: 12 x 2.75 hours (attendance at classes is expected)
Note
Students enrolled in an APAC accredited program must hold provisional registration as a psychologist. It is the students' 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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