PSYC322 - Critical Thinking and Research Skills for Psychology
Prerequisites PSYC206 Research Design and Statistics II, and either PSYC213 Individual Differences or PSYC214 Learning and Behaviour
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Critical thinking and advanced research skills are fundamental for understanding, evaluating, and conducting psychological research. This unit will provide an introduction to the development of psychology as a science, a comprehensive introduction to fundamental ideas in critical thinking in relation to psychological science, and a hands-on understanding of the research process and research methodologies.
You will learn about the iterative nature of research and theory development. You will learn how to write a research proposal by following the basic steps in the research process from identification of a research topic, formulation of research questions, and selection of appropriate research designs and methodologies.
The unit will teach you how to engage in independent research studies, and work collaboratively within a research team.
In summary, the aim of this unit is to provide a foundation in critical thinking and research skills that will assist in preparing you to undertake psychological research.