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Graduate Research Methods (PSYC90029)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codePSYC90029
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject focuses on research skills for students undertaking professional training in psychology. Emphasis is placed on the skills and methods that will assist students in the development and completion of their research thesis. Topics may include: major design and measurement decisions; survey approaches; sampling issues; practical management of research; the development of research proposals and theses; and data analysis options.

Intended learning outcomes


On completion of this subject, students should:

  • Understand the importance of integrating theory, measurement, research design, empirical observation and inference;
  • Understand a range of data analytic approaches;


On completion of this subject students should demonstrate skills in:

  • Critical assessment of research design in their professional field of psychology.

Application of Knowledge and Skills

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Develop and complete a research proposal of relevance to a research question in clinical psychology or clinical neuropsychology.

Generic skills

Written skills

Analytic, information integration and synthesizing skills

Last updated: 24 August 2019