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Free Online Course on Introduction to Psychological Research Methods

The University of Queensland is offering free online course on Introduction to Psychological Research Methods. In this psychology course, learn how psychological research is conducted, how to analyze the findings and results and effectively write a research report.

Applicants will learn how to plan, conduct and analyze psychological research and effectively communicate the results. The course will start on May 9, 2017.

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Course At A Glance 

Length: 7 weeks
Effort: 1 – 2 hours pw
Subject: Social Sciences
Institution: University of Queensland and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $ 99
Session: Course Starts on May 9, 2017

Providers‡ Details

The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, is one of the world‡s premier teaching and research institutions. Striving for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge UQ ranks in the top 50 Universities as measured by the QS World University Rankings. UQ is one of only three Australian members of the global Universities 21 and a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities. UQ is recognized for its world standard specialized research and teaching excellence; having won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other in the country.

About This Course

Do we really only use 10% of our brain? How can we answer questions like this? We shouldn‡t just rely on our intuition, because unfortunately that can sometimes give us the incorrect answer.

Why Take This Course?

In this psychology course, learn how psychological research is conducted, how to analyze the findings and results and effectively write a research report.

Learning Outcomes

  • The logic behind psychological research
  • Some common research designs and why we choose them
  • How to read and critically evaluate a research report
  • How to report the findings of research clearly

Instructors

Blake McKimmie

Blake won a Faculty Teaching Excellence Award in 2010 and a University of Queensland Teaching Excellence Award in 2016. He currently teaches a large introductory psychology course and a second year elective about psychology and law. His research focuses on jury decision-making including the influence of gender-based stereotypes and the influence of different modes of evidence presentation. He is also interested in group membership and attitude-behavior relations and how group membership influences thinking about the self.

Wen Wu

Wen Wu graduated with her PhD from the School of Psychology at UQ. Her research examines the theory behind the development of expertise in everyday judgement and decision making. Wen was the winner of the faculty round of the 3MT in 2012, and the runner-up at the university round. She has coordinated the course “Judgement and Decision Making”.

Requirements

None

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