Not currently offered
Course code



30 units


4000 level

Course handbook


This course is part of the multi-sequence research component of honours which requires the development and conduct of a piece of original empirical research under supervision of a member of academic staff of the School of Psychology. PSYC4803B requires the submission of a research report of 10,200 words and a conference-style presentation.

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.

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.

Learning outcomes

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. Present information in verbal 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.


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

Assumed knowledge

Completion of an accredited APAC sequence of 1000, 2000, 3000 level courses required for the B Psychology or B Psychology (Hons). Completion of major sequence in psychology in B Arts, B Science, B Social Science.

Assessment items

Presentation: Thesis Conference Presentation

Thesis: Research Report