This unit (concurrently with KHA458) involves developing, conducting, and reporting a substantial independent study of a psychological nature.
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 and interpret your data. Then you’ll present the results of your research as part of the Honours Results Day.
Finally, you’ll submit a (roughly) 7,000 word written thesis.
|Unit name||Research Project A|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Allison Matthews|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- 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 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
Concurrent PrerequisitesKHA451 – Research Design and Ethics
Participation in the research proposal workshop and attendance at research colloquia. Attend regular supervision sessions with research supervisor.
|Assessment||4-page research proposal|Proposal presentation|Results Presentation (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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