Available in 2018
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


With the guidance of a principal supervisor (and a secondary supervisor if required), students will conduct and report on the completion of an appropriate research project, normally developed as part of PSYC6511 (Research Project 1). As part of this course students will develop skills in evaluating existing research, implementing an empirical research methodology, collecting/locating appropriate data, analysing and interpreting data, and reporting findings in appropriate format. The mode of delivery is internal and teaching is by individual supervision. Students are advised to read the Clinical Program Research Manual for a description of the course requirements.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2018
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

1. Implement a research plan designed to evaluate a specific set of research questions and/or hypotheses.

2. Analyse data in a manner appropriate to the aims of the research.

3. Write a clear, succinct and critical report of the research in the form of a journal article manuscript (5000 to 8000 words) ready for submission to an appropriate journal

4. Present a report of the research orally and visually to an audience in a manner suited to the audience's understanding.


1. Critical reviewing of the existing published literature.

2. Development of specific research questions and/or hypotheses.

3. Implementation of a viable research methodology appropriate to the research questions and/or hypotheses.

4. Data analysis and interpretation.

5. Reporting the results of research in an appropriate format.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Clinical Psychology program.

Assumed knowledge

It is assumed that students will have passed courses in statistics and research methodology, and will have completed a research project, as part of a four-year program in Psychology which has been accredited by the Australian Psychological Society. It is also assumed that they will have completed a research proposal as part of PSYC6511 Research Project 1.

Assessment items

Presentation: Oral Presentation of Research Findings *

Thesis: Thesis *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Thesis: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must pass this assessment task to gain a pass in this course
  • Presentation: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must pass this assessment task to gain a pass in this course

Contact hours


Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Contact over the semester will be by mutual agreement with the Supervisor/s.