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Year Long - Dual-Delivery
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This subject runs over two semesters (25 credit points per semester). There are no scheduled classes for this subject. Instead students meet regularly with their supervisor and undertake a research project to obtain experience in all aspects of conducting and reporting an empirical research project. The thesis project will be submitted as two documents. The first comprises a draft introduction to the research report submitted as a hurdle requirement for formative feedback from the supervisor at the beginning of Semester 2. The second comprises a 9000 word research report submitted at the end of Semester 2, worth 100% of the marks for the subject.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of the subject, students should demonstrate advanced knowledge of:
- The relationship between research design and ethical research practices;
- The theories, models, methods, and key-research findings within the sub-discipline of psychology relevant to individual research project.
On completion of the subject, students should demonstrate advanced skills in:
- Critically analysing existing literature to inform the generation of a productive research question;
- Constructing a research plan (e.g. research design, methods of observation) to address a research question;
- Analysing data to address a research question appropriately, and;
- Executing a research plan effectively to obtain data;
- Reporting on analyses of data to answer a research question.
Application of knowledge and skills
On completion of the subject, students should be able to apply their knowledge and skills to:
- Collaborate with an academic mentor-supervisor on a research project;
- Communicate and interpret their research results effectively in written and oral formats.
On completion of this subjects students will have gained generic knowledge and skills in:
- critical thinking as applied to literature review and research;
- scientific communication and report writing;
- research design and data analysis;
- working effectively with a supervisor and fellow students to plan and execute a project;
- working independently to organise time effectively to meet complex task demands and deadlines.
Last updated: 18 December 2020