PSYC6511

Research Project 1

10 Units

With the guidance of one or more research supervisors, students will design a research project which has the potential to make an original contribution to knowledge in Clinical or Health Psychology. The steps involved in this process include selecting an appropriate topic, reviewing the existing published literature addressing this topic, developing specific aims and (where relevant) hypotheses to be tested, designing the methods to be used, negotiating access to potential participants, and writing a proposal. Teaching is by individual supervision.

Faculty Faculty of Science and Information Technology
School School of Psychology
Availability Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Select an appropriate topic for research with the potential to make an original contribution to knowledge in Clinical or Health Psychology.
  2. Undertake appropriate literature searches and write a critical review of the existing published literature addressing a topic in Clinical or Health Psychology.
  3. Develop specific aims and (where relevant) hypotheses capable of being addressed through research.
  4. Design methods capable of addressing the research aims and hypotheses, including methods of statistical analysis.
  5. Negotiate access to potential research participants.
  6. Write a clear and succinct research proposal.
  7. Present a research proposal to an audience in a manner suited to the audience(s) understanding.
Content
  1. Selecting an appropriate topic for research.
  2. Critical reviewing of the existing published literature.
  3. Developing specific research hypotheses.
  4. Designing research methods, including methods of statistical analysis.
  5. Negotiating access to potential research participants.
  6. Writing a research proposal.
  7. Designing an oral presentation of the research proposal.
Assumed Knowledge It is assumed that students will have passed courses in statistics and research methodology, and will have completed a research project, as part of a four-year program in Psychology which has been accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.
Assessment Items
  • Project: Supervisor Agreement Form
  • Presentation: Research Proposal, including presentation *
Contact Hours
  • Individual Supervision: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Approximately 2 hours per week but contact over the semester will be by mutual agreement with the Supervisor/s.)
Requisites
  • Course Assessment Requirements:: 1. Presentation: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for PSYC6511

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