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PSYC1040 – Psychological Research Methodology I

Lecturer Dr Eric Vanman
Course Link UQ Site
Faculty HABS
Prerequisites None
Contact Hours 2 Lecture hours, 2 Tutorial hours
Semester(s) Taught Semesters 1 + 2
Course Units 2
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Rating

Total average

71.1/100

Learning Materials ( 74.4 )
Learning Activities ( 59.4 )
Blackboard Management ( 81.2 )
Course Content ( 68.6 )
Course Structure ( 84 )
Contact Availability ( 69.4 )
Course Difficulty ( 60.8 )

Reviews (5)

Anonymous
   
PSYC1040 – Psychological Research Methodology I 78.6

I really enjoyed this course. Phil Grove is a sensational human and lecturer. He is extremely articulate and has a way of explaining the most obscure concepts in a variety of ways so that everyone gets it eventually. His slides are easy to follow and provided before lectures every week which makes note taking all the more effective. There was a week where Phil was away and we had a stand-in lecturer who was excellent - she presented an interesting lecture and then uploaded a video to blackboard with the content we didn't have time to cover (bless).

Ashley York was a supremely helpful tutor. She was approachable and more than willing to go over stuff again and again. Great help on the assignment too.

The content itself is not difficult though you do need to stay on top of it. The textbook is a tremendous help and provides exercises to help cement the calculations. It is quite content heavy and you do need to master the week's computational formula before moving on. It's a very helpful course.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2015

Your program/major

BPsycSc

Is lecture attendance necessary?

Yes, helps to get a conceptual grasp.

Is the textbook necessary?

Absolutely.

Positives
  • Phil Grove is an excellent lecturer
  • Learning materials - textbook, exercises, tute exercises, online exercises
Negatives
  • Long tutorials (2hrs)
  • Requires regular revision and study to stay on top
Posted on June 19, 2015 6:27 pm
Anonymous
   
PSYC1040 – Psychological Research Methodology I 55.7

I quit maths in year 10 and was dreading this course before I started. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, but I didn't find it easy. I was bored for a lot of the lectures and tutes which meant I wasn't motivated to really try to understand most of the concepts they were teaching me. I have heard that a lot of people studying psychology have dropped out because they hated statistics. I don't really know anyone personally who has done this but if I had my first year over again I definitely would not have done this course.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2013

Your program/major

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Is lecture attendance necessary?

Yes

Is the textbook necessary?

Yes (for in depth understanding)

Positives
  • The lecturers and tutors offer sessions to talk with them if you need help
Negatives
  • If you don't like maths and you can't be bothered to study it's hard
  • Tutorials are so boring
Posted on March 7, 2015 9:20 am
Anonymous
   
PSYC1040 – Psychological Research Methodology I 74.9

Interesting course for those with a mind for math, but could be intimidating if you've struggled with high school math or haven't studied any maths in some time. Assignment is fairly easy, as is the final and midsem quiz, and depending on your previous math level you can forgo the text in favor of lectures/vice versa - however if you are struggling with the thought of math then its probably best to do both. Tutorials are mostly useless apart from some assignment advice/ good place to ask your tutor questions if your lost. Overall probably the hardest first year psych course.

All course content is aimed at research and statistical analysis of research, so while an important skill for Psych students it is one of the less popular areas of the degree, and many will probably find it to be their least favourite course.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2014

Your program/major

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Is lecture attendance necessary?

Yes

Is the textbook necessary?

Yes

Positives
  • Easy for those with math background
  • Great Lecturer (Dr. Eric V)
  • Interesting and engaging
Negatives
  • Hardest first year psych course
  • Not for those without a good grasp of basic math statistical concepts
Posted on November 26, 2014 6:11 pm
Anonymous
   
PSYC1040 – Psychological Research Methodology I 75.4

Entering this course, I was a bit intimidated due to it being a statistics course. To my delight, I found it to be pretty easy once I wrapped my head around the content and did a substantial amount revision and practice. It really wasn't that bad at all. I had Philip Grove as my lecturer (sem 2, 2014), and he made the content flow logically and was easy to listen to. For anyone who is hesitant about taking this course, don't be! It's not that bad at all, except you don't get much assistance with the exam (from my experience anyway)

Semester taken

Semester 2 - 2014

Your program/major

BBusMan/BA

Is lecture attendance necessary?

Not really

Is the textbook necessary?

Not really

Positives
  • Good lecturer
  • Interesting content
  • Multiple choice final exam
Negatives
  • Boring tutorials
  • Not enough assignment feedback
Posted on November 21, 2014 12:07 pm
Anonymous
   
PSYC1040 – Psychological Research Methodology I 71.0

If you're scared about this course because you're not into maths, don't be. For all the maths related content in this course it still feels like psychology. The lectures are very straightforward and well paced and the lecturer is very logical and easy to follow. The tutorials aren't quite as engaging as you might be used to in psychology, but I recommend going to them anyway. If you're unfamiliar with statistics, GET THE TEXTBOOK AND READ IT! Doing the readings saved my life this semester, it might do the same for you.

Semester taken

Semester 2 - 2014

Your program/major

Psychology

Is lecture attendance necessary?

YES

Is the textbook necessary?

YES

Positives
  • good lecturer
  • well-structured
Negatives
  • poor assignment help
  • boring tutorials
Posted on November 7, 2014 3:33 pm

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