GradDip Research Project Part B

Course code PSYC6781BUnits 10Level 6000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology

This course forms part of an Australian Psychological Society accredited sequence. PSYC6781A and PSYC6781B together form one option for a fourth year 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.

The course PSYC6781A of this Multi-Term Sequence Course must be taken prior to enrolment in the 'B' component.

Not to count with PSYC4801B

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
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 topics will be available at the commencement of the academic year.
Replacing Course(s)Replacing PSYC4090B and PSYC4220.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCompletion of PSYC6781A (Research Project Part A)
Completion of an APS accredited sequence of years 1 - 3 in psychology.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLaboratory
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
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 end of the year 4th year conference.
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 only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Postgraduate)
Compulsory Course ComponentThe 'A' component of this Multi-Term Sequence Course must be taken prior to enrolment in the 'B' component.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PSYC6781B