Clinical Research Project (Masters Final)

Course code PSYC6530Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology

With the guidance of a principal and a secondary supervisor, students will conduct and report the clinical research project which they designed in the Clinical Research Project 1. The steps involved in this process include data collection, data analysis, and report writing. The mode of delivery is internal and teaching is by individual supervision.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course, 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 journal article and produce a 4500-5500 word critical literature review and extended discussion.
4. Present the research to an audience in a manner suited to the audience's understanding
Content1. Adhering to a research protocol.
2. Data collection and storage.
3. Data collection and analysis.
4. Designing an oral presentation of the research.
Replacing Course(s)Has replaced PSYC6515 as the final course in which to submit the Masters thesis.
TransitionFrom 2011 candidates already in the process of writing up their thesis should not be disadvantaged. Students enrolled in PSYC6530 (the thesis submission course) and already in the process of writing up their thesis should not be expected to adopt the new format, but they would be given a choice of choosing the new format.
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 by the Australian Psychological Society. It is also assumed that they will have completed a research proposal as part of the program, in the Clinical Research Project I course.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Assessment Items
Presentations - IndividualA presentation of research at either the School of Psychology colloquium or postgraduate conference(or a national conference equivalent).
Reports(1) A thesis in the format of journal article (typically in the field of psychology, psychology journal articles range in word length between 6,000-8,000 words).
(2) An extended critical review of the literature to a maximum of 5,000 words.
(3) Any relevant appendices including any further analyses.
The thesis in the format of a journal paper, the extended critical review and the appendices would all then be examined by external examiners approved by the School of Psychology and the Faculty of Science and Information Technology, in the same manner as we currently employ.
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentCompulsory Program Component: This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Clinical Psychology degree program.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for PSYC6530