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Psychology Project

Undergraduate | SWI-PSY30003 | 2024

Assign yourself a research project addressing the fundamentals of psychological measurement. Learn how to develop psychological scales. Dig into professional psychology writing practices. Design a program that will develop and validate new measures.

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Enrol by
18 Aug 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
26 Aug 2024

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Psychology Project

About this subject

  • Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

    • Describe the characteristics of a good psychological measure and explain how to evaluate the usefulness and appropriateness of a specific instrument for a specific application;
    • Outline the steps involved in the development of psychological measures, and design your own program for the development and validation of a new measure;
    • Calculate, report and interpret key statistics relevant to scale development and evaluation;
    • Describe a range of different measurement formats and methods, explaining the pros and cons of each;
    • Work collaboratively with peers to achieve project outcomes.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of

  • SWI-PSY20007-Developmental Psychology (no longer available)

  • SWI-PSS250 (Not currently available)

and one of

  • SWI-PSY20006-Cognition and Human Performance (no longer available)

  • SWI-PSS240 (Not currently available)

and one of

  • SWI-STA20006-Analysis of Variance and Regression (no longer available)

  • SWI-STA210 (Not currently available)

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • SWI-PSS350 (Not currently available)

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Student feedback

12 student respondents between 17 July - 17 July 2023.

91%of students felt the study load was manageable

91%of students felt this subject helped them gain relevant skills

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