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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast

Unit description

Provides students with the opportunity to obtain experience in designing and implementing empirical research, under supervision, in a specialised field of psychology. The unit will culminate in a conference presentation and a written research report

Unit content

  • Designing and implementing 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

Learning outcomes

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1collect and analyse valid, reliable dataIntellectual rigourEthical practice
2communicate research findings at a conference to a professionally acceptable standardIntellectual rigourEthical practiceCommunication and social skills
3produce an empirically-based research reportIntellectual rigourEthical practiceCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. collect and analyse valid, reliable data
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  2. communicate research findings at a conference to a professionally acceptable standard
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. produce an empirically-based research report
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hrs (12 wks)
Tutorial online 10 hrs (Across the session)
Assessment
Conference PresentationSR
Research Report100%

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hrs (12 wks)
Tutorial online 10 hrs (Across the session)
Assessment
Conference PresentationSR
Research Report100%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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