Available in 2018
Course code

PSYC6783B

Units

30 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

PSYC6783B (together with PSYC6783A) forms a fourth year honours research project in the Graduate Diploma in Psychology. This course is part of the multi-sequence research component of the Graduate Diploma 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. PSYC6783B 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.


Availability2018 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2018

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): PSYC6782B. Students who have successfully completed PSYC6782B are not eligible to enrol in PSYC6783B.


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

On completion of this course students will have further developed their:

- psychological research skills including use of appropriate research instruments and data analysis

- scientific writing skills

- capacity to critically evaluate research data

- present information in written format in an interesting and comprehensible manner with appropriate interpretation and evaluation

- present information in verbal format in an interesting and comprehensible manner with appropriate interpretation and evaluation


Assumed knowledge

Completion of a three year bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) with an accredited APAC sequence in Psychology.


Assessment items

Presentation: Conference presentation

Thesis: Thesis


Contact hours

Callaghan

Individual Supervision

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

Small group supervision. Hours to be arranged with supervisor.

Seminar

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

Student research projects will require extensive work outside of scheduled supervised meetings. Number of groups dependent on number of students and can change year to year.