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 Division 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.
|Unit name||Research Project A|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Allison Matthews|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Independently source, critically analyse, and synthesise information from the scientific literature.
- Collaboratively design experiments, and evaluate and interpret data in an ethical manner.
- Communicate your research in written and verbal formats.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
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PrerequisitesAdmission into M4O or M4Y or R4A or S4E
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|Results Day Presentation (Poster) (6%)|Thesis (94%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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