PSYC4800, PSYC4802A and PSYC4802B together form a fourth year Honours research thesis project in psychology for students who entered fourth year prior to 2015. The courses entail the development and conduct 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 Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited sequence.
Not currently offered.
This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2015.
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.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
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.
5. Students will be expected to gain knowledge of research methodology equivalent to that suitable for a professional psychologist
Details of research topics will be available at the commencement of the academic year.
The 'A' component of this Multi-Term Sequence Course must be taken prior to enrolment in the 'B' component.
Completion of PSYC4802A. Students enrolling in Psychology 4000 level courses should have successfully completed all 240 units of the BPsychology program at the 1000-3000 levels or an APAC accredited sequence in Psychology (yrs 1-3)
Written Assignment: Research Report (thesis)
Presentation: Conference presentation