Psychology Honours Thesis Part B

Description

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.

This course forms part of an Australian Psychological Society accredited sequence.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

5. Students will be expected to gain knowledge of research methodology equivalent to that suitable for a professional psychologist

Content

Details of research topics will be available at the commencement of the academic year.

Multi-term Sequence

This course is part of a multi-term sequence. Both Part A and Part B must be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence. Part A and Part B must be completed in consecutive terms. Students must complete Part A before completing Part B. Students must complete the sequence within a twelve month period. If students complete Part A but are unable to complete Part B within the timeframe, they must re-enrol in Part A.

Requisites

The 'A' component of this Multi-Term Sequence Course must be taken prior to enrolment in the 'B' component.

Assumed Knowledge

Students 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)

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Written assignment: Research Report (thesis)

Presentation: Conference presentation

Contact Hours

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Student research projects will require extensive work outside of scheduled supervised meetings.