Grad Dip Research Project Part A

Course code PSYC6781A
Not available in 2016


PSYC6781 Part A and PSYC6781 Part B together forms the required research project in psychology. The courses entail the development, 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 Psychology.

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


Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 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.


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.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Postgraduate).

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of an APS accredited sequence of years 1 - 3 in psychology.

Assessment Items

Project: Research Project

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Student research projects will require extensive work outside of scheduled contact hours. Number of workshops dependent on number of groups which can change year to year