4th year Research Project in Applied Psychology

Course code PSYC4850Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology

This course forms part of an Australian Psychological Society accredited sequence.
PSYC4810, PSYC4830 and PSYC4850 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.
Replaces
Students CANNOT take PSYC4850 with ANY of the following courses:
PSYC4090A, PSYC4090B, PSYC4120, PSYC4220, PSYC4801A, PSYC4801B, PSYC4802A, PSYC4802B, PSYC6781A, or PSYC6781B.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesKnowledge: Students will be expected to gain knowledge of research methodology equivalent to that suitable for a professional psychologist.
Skills: Students will further develop their:
* psychological research skills including use of appropriate research instruments and data analysis,
* scientific writing skills,
* capacity to critically evaluate research data,
* 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 PSYC4090B and PSYC4220
PSYC4850 not to count with PSYC4090A, PSYC4090B, PSYC4120, PSYC4220, PSYC4801A, PSYC4801B, PSYC4802A, PSYC4802B, PSYC6781A, or PSYC6781B.
TransitionStudents CANNOT take PSYC4850 with any of the following courses:
PSYC4090A, PSYC4090B, PSYC4120, PSYC4220, PSYC4801A, PSYC4801B, PSYC4802A, PSYC4802B, PSYC6781A, or PSYC6781B.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCompletion of an APS accredited sequence of years 1 - 3 in psychology.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLaboratory
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Workshop
Assessment Items
ReportsIndividual manuscript style research report of approx 3000-4000 words.
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 4 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Laboratory: for 12 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Student Projects: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the BPsychology, BArts(Psychology), BScience(Psychology)
Must be taken with PSYC4810 and PSYC4830 in the same academic year.