The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

PSYC4804B

Units

30 units

Level

4000 level

Course handbook

Description

PSYC4804B (together with PSYC4804A) forms a fourth year honours research project in Psychology. 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. PSYC4804B 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.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2020

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.


Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): PSYC4803B. Students who have successfully completed PSYC4803B are not eligible to enrol in PSYC4804B.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Consider the ethical implications of the research

2. Search for relevant and suitable reading material

3. Critically analyse and evaluate published research material

4. Demonstrate psychological research skills such as appropriate use of research instruments and appropriate data analysis

5. Demonstrate scientific writing skills

6. Critically evaluate research data

7. Present information in written format in an interesting and comprehensible manner with appropriate interpretation and evaluation

8. Present information in verbal format in an interesting and comprehensible manner with appropriate interpretation and evaluation


Content

Details of reserach topics will be available at the commencement of the academic year.


Requisite

This course is only available to students enrolled in the B Psychology, B Psychology (Hons), B Psychological Science (Hons), B Arts(Hons), B Science(Hons) and B Social Science(Hons).


Assumed knowledge

Completion of an accredited APAC sequence of 1000, 2000, 3000 level courses required for the 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


Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

Individual supervision hours to be arranged with supervisor. The student research project will require extensive work outside of scheduled supervised meetings.

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 24 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 2