Provides students with the opportunity to obtain experience in conducting empirical research, under supervision, in a specialised field of psychology. The project will lead to a report in the form of a journal article, a critical review of the research literature and a statistical report.
This is one of four units which span Sessions 1 and 2 and include:
- Development of a research question
- Writing an ethics application
- Completion of a detailed literature review
- Design and execution of a research project
- Appropriate analysis and reporting of empirical data
- Reporting research findings as a conference presentation
- Writing a research report in the style of a journal article
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||design a research project to address a psychological question or hypothesis||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|2||critically analyse empirical and conceptual literature in psychology||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|3||demonstrate understanding and involvement with the processes of submitting a research proposal to an ethics committee||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|4||design a means of collecting empirical data||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|5||collect and analyse valid, reliable data||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|6||write an empirically-based research report||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|7||present research findings at a conference.||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Self-directed project 1 hour (12 weeks)|
|See BHS40001 Research Thesis (Part 1 of 4) (Sem 1)||SR|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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