Advanced Psychology Research Project B


PSYC4810, PSYC4815A and PSYC4815B together form a fourth year non honours research project in psychology. The courses entail the 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 Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited sequence.



  • Semester 2 - 2015


  • Semester 2 - 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.

5. Knowledge: 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.

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.


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

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of PSYC4815A. 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)

Assessment Items

Report: Research Report: Individual Research Report

Presentation: Group Conference Poster Presentation.

Participation: Participation in group research process.

Contact Hours

Ourimbah and Callaghan


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


Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Student research projects will require extensive group work outside of scheduled laboratory times. Numbers of labs dependent on number of groups and can change from year to year.