PSY6003 Research Methods in Psychological Studies

The advancement of psychological knowledge depends on systematic, rigorous, and theoretically-informed approaches and scientific methods of investigation. This course deals with fundamental principles, theories and practices relevant to psychological research. Systematically introducing and evaluating scientific research methods in psychological science, it examines the research process in its broadest context, covering areas such as: philosophy of science, theories of knowledge, research methodologies, ethical processes, and research outcomes. The course provides a grounding in research design and data analysis. The course will cover a selection of experimental, quasi-experimental, and non-experimental research methods that generate answers to specific research questions. The application of these research methods in educational and industrial settings will be highlighted.