Psychology Research Project

Course code PSYC4801BUnits 10Level 4000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology

This course forms part of an Australian Psychological Society accredited sequence.
PSYC4800, PSYC4801A and PSYC4801B together form a fourth year research project in psychology. The courses entail the conduct, analysis and reporting of a piece of original empirical research. This research is carried out under the supervision of a member of the academic staff of the School of Behavioural Sciences.

Students CANNOT take PSYC4801B with ANY of the following courses:
PSYC4090A, PSYC4090B, PSYC4120, PSYC4220, PSYC6781A, or PSYC6781B.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will have further developed their:

1. psychological research skills including use of appropriate research instruments and data analysis,
2. scientific writing skills,
3. capacity to critically evaluate research data,
4. present information in written format in an interesting and comprehensible manner with appropriate interpretation and evaluation.

Knowledge: Students will be expected to gain knowledge of research methodology equivalent to that suitable for a professional psychologist.
ContentDetails of research topics will be available at the commencement of the academic year.
Replacing Course(s)Replaces PSYC4090B and PSYC4220
PSYC4801B not to count with PSYC4090A, PSYC4090B, PSYC4120, PSYC4220, PSYC6781A, or PSYC6781B
TransitionStudents CANNOT take PSYC4801B with any of the following courses:
PSYC4090A, PSYC4090B, PSYC4120, PSYC4220, PSYC6781A, or PSYC6781B
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCompletion of an APS accredited sequence of years 1 - 3 in psychology.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Preparation of a research project proposal and an ethics application.
Other: (please specify)Presentation of a paper at 4th year conference on completion of PSYC4801B.
ReportsIndividual manuscript style research report of approx 7000 words.
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the BPsychology, BArts(Hons), BScience(Hons), BSocScience(Hons).
Must be taken with PSYC4800 and PSYC4801A in the same academic year.
Compulsory Course ComponentThe 'A' component of this Multi-Term Sequence Course must be taken prior to enrolment in the 'B' component.