Skip to 0 minutes and 12 seconds ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MATTHEW E MUNDY PHD: With so much research being published all the time, how do we make sense of it all or understand what represents quality science? And how do we effectively communicate our own findings to others? What is a literature review and why is being able to plan, write and reference your own review such a crucial skill in psychology? Hi. I’m Matthew Mundy and I’m the Director of Education for the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University in Australia. This course will guide you through the process of writing a literature review, which is a crucial task in any psychology research or academic practice.
Skip to 0 minutes and 43 seconds As psychologists, we need to be able to communicate effectively with a broad spectrum of people. We need to be able to draw together and critique threads of information in theory from equally diverse fields of scientific understanding. Psychology itself, as you may have learned by now, is a large and complex field. Psychologists need a deep understanding of everything from cells and neurons to personality profiles. You’ll learn how to select a research topic, as well as strategies for finding literature on that topic. You’ll also learn how to critically evaluate, organise and synthesise your information in a format that clearly describes the current state of knowledge on your chosen topic.
Skip to 1 minute and 19 seconds This is essential when you’re planning to communicate your work in either a professional or academic context. This is the final course in a set of courses that create a for credit pathway into Monash University’s fully online graduate diploma of psychology. This course is designed for graduates who have already completed a bachelor degree in a discipline other than psychology and who are interested in expanding their science and research skills that are crucial to this discipline. No prior study of psychology is required or expected, but we’ll be here to guide you and give you feedback along the way. This is your opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge that you’ve gained from all the other courses that make up this program.
Skip to 1 minute and 56 seconds Remember, learners who successfully complete the full set of courses, including the assessment, and who are accepted into the graduate diploma of psychology, will receive one unit of academic credit. So if you feel you’re ready to make a start on your lit review and complete the assessment, I encourage you to join us in this course.