Provides students with the opportunity to obtain experience in designing empirical research, under supervision, in a specialised field of psychology. The unit will lead to a critical review of the research methodological and conceptual literature and a research proposal.
- Development of a research question
- Completion of a detailed literature review
- Design a research project
- Completion of a research proposal
- Involvement and understanding of writing an ethics proposal
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||Systematically and critically analyse empirical literature in Psychology||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|2||Compose a literature review in response to a research question||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|3||Design a research project to address a psychological question or hypothesis||Intellectual rigour|
|4||Design a means for collecting empirical data pertaining to a research question||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|5||Produce a research proposal that outlines the rationale for the research question, and which specifies appropriate methodologies and analyses||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
|6||Demonstrate an understanding of the processes of submitting an ethics application to the SCU HREC||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Workshop on-site 2 hrs (12 wks)|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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