Psychology Honours Thesis Part A

Course code PSYC4802AUnits 10Level 4000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology

This course forms part of an Australian Psychological Society accredited sequence.
PSYC4800, PSYC4802A and PSYC4802B together form a fourth year Honours research thesis project in psychology. The courses entail the development and conduct 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 PSYC4802A with ANY of the following PSYC, Psyc4850, PSYC6781A or PSYC6781B

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course students will further develop 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.
ContentDetails of research topics will be available at the commencement of the academic year.
Replacing Course(s)Replaces PSYC4801A and PSYC4801B.
TransitionStudents entering the BPSYC prior to 2006 must do PSYC 4801A and B
Students entering the BPSYC after 2005 who are accepted into the Honours stream will do Psyc4802A and B

Students CANNOT take PSYC4802A with ANY of the following courses:
PSYC4090A,PSYC4090B,PSYC4120,PSYC4220, PSYC4801A, PSYC4801B, PSYC4830, PSYC4850, PSYC6781A or PSYC6781B
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents enrolling in Psychology 4000 level courses should have successfully completed all 240 units of the BPsychology program at the 1000-3000 levels or an APS accredited sequence in Psychology (yrs 1-3)
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Seminar
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Ethics Application: Students must secure appropriate ethics approval before commencing data collection.
Other: (please specify)Short Research Proposal: due early in Semester 1 outlining the research project rational and methodology
Other: (please specify)Presentation of a paper at 4th year conference on completion of PSYC4802B.
ReportsIndividual Thesis manuscript style research report of approx 7000 words. The final report will be submitted on completion of PSYC4802B
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 8 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentCompulsory Program Component: This course is only available to students accepted into the Honours stream of the BPsychology, BArts(Hons),BScience(Hons),BSocScience(Hons). Must be taken with PSYC4800 and PSYC4802B in the same academic year.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for PSYC4802A