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PSY5050 Research Methods for Practitioners

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology, Counselling and Community


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: PDPP or be undertaking the course as professional development


Students will be introduced to a wide variety of methodological and statistical techniques that will enhance their ability to utilise research findings in the assessment and treatment of their clients. These methods will include the development and evaluation of test reliability and validity, the roles of factor and cluster analyses in informing clinical practice, the selection and recombination of test data into composites, the evaluation of reliable change, monitoring and evaluation of treatment efficacy, meta-analysis and meta-norming, the computation and analysis of test operating characteristics, and the evaluation of effect sizes. Case examples and assignments are drawn from clinical practice and emphasise the value of these methods in addressing important elements of each case.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2014 On-campus Springfield