• Offered by Research School of Psychology
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Psychology
  • Areas of interest Psychology
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Conal Monaghan
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2022
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See https://www.anu.edu.au/covid-19-advice. This course includes on campus/in person activities that cannot be adjusted for remote participants.

This course will provide the knowledge and skills required to undertake research and utilize scientific literature in professional practice settings.

You will learn about research methods, statistical analyses and relevant software as well as ethical frameworks relevant to the conduct of psychological research.

You will also learn to synthesize and interpret scientific literature relating to professional practice.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of major research methods, ethics and statistical analyses used in professional psychology.
  2. Analyse and interpret data relevant to applied research.
  3. Systematically and critically review and interpret a body of psychological research literature.
  4. Demonstrate effective and efficient communication skills in a variety of media.

Other Information

 This course is assessed on a Course Requirement Satisfied (CRS) or Fail basis. Students must satisfactorily complete all assessment tasks in order to pass the course.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Workshop test - written (hurdle) (10) [LO 1,2,4]
  2. Workshop tests - verbal (hurdle) (10) [LO 3,4]
  3. Written review report (hurdle) (50) [LO 1,2]
  4. Final exam (hurdle) (30) [LO 1,4]

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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:

  • Face-to face component which may consist of 3 hours of face-to-face activities including lectures and/or workshops per week.
  • Approximately 94 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures, presentations and other assessment tasks.

Inherent Requirements


Requisite and Incompatibility

In order to enrol in this course you need to be active in the Master of Professional Psychology and EITHER be concurrently enrolled in PSYC8410, PSYC8422 and PSYC8412 OR have successfully completed PSYC8410, PSYC8422, PSYC8413 and PSYC8421; and be concurrently enrolled in PSYC8412

Prescribed Texts

Goss-Sampson, M. A. Statistical Analysis in JASP - A Students Guide (2019; July). V0.10.2 (2nd Edition). Available at: https://jasp-stats.org/jasp-materials/

Navarro, D.J., Foxcroft, D.R., & Faulkenberry, T.J. (2019). Learning Statistics with JASP: A Tutorial for Psychology Students and Other Beginners. (Version 1/sqrt(2) ). Available at: https://learnstatswithjasp.com

Assumed Knowledge

undergraduate psychology research methods and statistics


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4440
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $6300
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3425 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person N/A

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