Courses & Units

Research Project A KHA457

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

This unit (or these units, as the case may be) involves developing, conducting, and reporting a substantial independent study of a psychological nature. Basically, it involves you doing some science and then telling people about it. Awesome!
There are three major components to the research project. First, under the guidance of your supervisor, you will review the relevant research literature, develop a research question, design a study, and prepare a written (four A4 page) research proposal. This written proposal is distributed to two assessors, who’ll provide written feedback. You’ll also present a version of your proposal in a seminar to staff and other Honours students. This process is the mechanism for gaining School approval for your project, and an important step in gaining ethical approval.
Second, once you have ethical approval, you’ll conduct a piece of research and analyse your data. Then you’ll present the results of your research (in poster form) as part of the Honours Results Day. Finally, you’ll submit a (roughly) 10,000 word written thesis.

Summary

Unit name Research Project A
Unit code KHA457
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator

Dr Jim Sauer

Level Honours
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $1,671.00 2020: $4,890.00 090701

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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Admission into M4O or M4Y or R4E or S4E

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Participation in the research proposal workshop and attendance at research colloquia. Attend regular supervision sessions with research supervisor.

Assessment

4-page research proposal; research proposal presentation; ethics approval.

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Textbooks

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