Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


PSYC6781A and PSYC6781B together form one option for a fourth year research project in psychology. The courses entail the development, 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 Psychological Society 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. Knowledge: Students will be expected to gain knowledge of research methodology equivalent to that suitable for a professional psychologist.


Details of 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 PSYC6781A (Research Project Part A) Completion of an APS accredited sequence of years 1 - 3 in psychology.

Assessment items

Report: Research Report: Individual Research Report

Presentation: Group Conference Poster Presentation

Participation: Participation in group research process