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ATHK1901: Analytical Thinking (Advanced)

Analytical Thinking covers aspects of research design, interpretation of data, analysis, logic, and thinking processes. It is comprised of three sections: Data Concepts and Analysis; Logic and Basic Arguments; and Research and Everyday Reasoning. The section on Data Concepts and Analysis covers aspects of research design, data collection, and introduces basic forms of hypothesis testing and statistical tests. The Logic and Basic Arguments section covers material ranging from valid and invalid forms of argument and errors in reasoning to critiques of arguments presented in case studies. The Research and Everyday Reasoning section examines how arguments and scientific evidence are presented and interpreted in the media, society, and interpersonal interactions. Together, the three unit components teach foundational skills necessary for carrying out meaningful academic discussions, arguments, and research studies, which may be applied to any area of scholarly enquiry. The advanced version of the unit looks more at the mathematical underpinnings of the statistics used.

Code ATHK1901
Academic unit Psychology Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
75 or above in HSC Mathematics Standard or equivalent

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