The School of Psychology recommends only two of the three first year courses is undertaken in the first semester of study.
Psychology is founded on the scientific method. This course introduces students to the theory and practice of research and report writing in psychology. Lectures will cover topics such as: science and the scientific method; research methodologies, techniques and designs; the practice and problems of measurement in psychology; exploring, displaying, describing and analysing research data; and report writing. The tutorials will involve: conducting an experiment; collecting, handling, describing, analysing and reporting data; report writing; and exercises and questions relating to the entire course content.