Research Project (Doctorate Final)

Course code PSYC6523Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology

With the guidance of one or more research supervisors, students will conduct and report the research project which they designed in the Research Proposal course, PSYC6511. This will involve independent research and preparation of a thesis. The steps involved in this process include data collection, data analysis, and report writing.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
ObjectivesAt the conclusion of the semester students will be able to:

1. Collect data according to a method previously specified in a research proposal and an ethics submission.
2. Analyse data according to a method previously specified in a research proposal.
3. Write a clear, succinct and critical report of the research in the form of a thesis.
4. Present the research to an audience in a manner suited to the audience's understanding.
ContentStudents will work together with their supervisor(s) to achieve the objectives specified above. At least one supervisor must be a member of the academic staff of the School of Psychology. Co-supervision by others outside the School can be arranged.
Replacing Course(s)PSYC6622
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeIt is assumed that students will have passed courses in statistics and research methodology, and will have completed a research project, as part of a four-year program in Psychology which has been accredited. It is also assumed that they will have completed a research proposal as part of the program, in the Research Project 1 course (PSYC6511). They will also have gained expertise through participation in previous research courses PSYC6515,PSYC6518,PSYC6519,PSYC6520,PSYC6521.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Assessment Items
ReportsResearch thesis (Course objectives 1-3).
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 Doctorate of Clinical Psychology and Doctor of Clinical and Health Psychology programs.
Compulsory Program ComponentSuccessful completion of PSYC6511 - Research Project 1.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for PSYC6523