Courses & Units

Research Project B KHA458

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

This unit ( concurrently with KHA457) 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 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 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.

Summary

Unit name Research Project B
Unit code KHA458
Credit points 25
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Doctor Allison Matthews
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Honours

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 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Independently source, critically analyse, and synthesise information from the scientific literature and integrate with data derived from an independent research project.
  • Collaboratively design experiments, and evaluate and interpret data in an ethical manner.
  • Communicate your research in written and verbal formats.
  • Conduct and report your research in an ethically responsible manner.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090701 $3,657.00 $1,716.00 $2,005.00 $4,890.00
  • 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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4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Requisites

Prerequisites

KHA451 - Research Design & Ethics

Concurrent Prerequisites

KHA457 - Research Project A

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Participation in research results presentation workshop.  Attend regular supervision with research supervisor.

AssessmentResearch Proposal (written)|Proposal Presentation|Results Presentation (6%)|Thesis (94%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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