Advanced Psychology Research Project Pt B

Course code PSYC4815BUnits 10Level 4000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology

This course forms part of an Australian Psychological Society accredited sequence.
PSYC4810, PSYC4815A and PSYC4815B together form a fourth year non honours 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.

The course PSYC4815A of this Multi-Term Sequence Course must be taken prior to enrolment in the PSYC4815B. Students CANNOT take PSYC4815B with ANY of the following courses:
PSYC4090A, PSYC4090B, PSYC4120, PSYC4220, PSYC4801A, PSYC4801B, PSYC4802A, PSYC4802B, PSYC6781A, or PSYC6781B.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
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
PSYC4815B not to count with PSYC4090A, PSYC4090B, PSYC4120, PSYC4220, PSYC4801A, PSYC4801B, PSYC4802A, PSYC4802B, PSYC6781A, or PSYC6781B.
TransitionStudents CANNOT take PSYC4815B with any of the following courses:
PSYC4090A, PSYC4090B, PSYC4120, PSYC4220, PSYC4801A, PSYC4801B, PSYC4802A, PSYC4802B, 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 MethodsLaboratory
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Workshop
Assessment Items
Group/tutorial participation and contributionGroups will assess themselves and be assessed by the staff for group cohesiveness and cooperation. Students will be given an individual grade based on their contribution to the group effort.
Presentations - IndividualPresentation of a paper or poster at the Fourth Year Conference in Semester 2.
ReportsStudents will prepare (individually) a 4000 word research report in the style of an APA journal article.
Contact HoursStudent Projects: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the BPsychology. Must be taken with PSYC4810 and PSYC4815A 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.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for PSYC4815B