Research Project (Doctorate Final)

10 Units

With the guidance of one or more research supervisors, students will conduct and report the research project which they designed in the Research Proposal course, PSYC6511. This will involve independent research and preparation of a thesis. The steps involved in this process include data collection, data analysis, and report writing.

Faculty Faculty of Science and Information Technology
School School of Psychology
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)

At the conclusion of the semester students will be able to:

  1. Collect data according to a method previously specified in a research proposal and an ethics submission.
  2. Analyse data according to a method previously specified in a research proposal.
  3. Write a clear, succinct and critical report of the research in the form of a thesis.
  4. Present the research to an audience in a manner suited to the audience’s understanding.

Students will work together with their supervisor(s) to achieve the objectives specified above. At least one supervisor must be a member of the academic staff of the School of Psychology. Co-supervision by others outside the School can be arranged.

Replacing Course(s) PSYC6622
Transition Not applicable
Industrial Experience 0
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. It is also assumed that they will have completed a research proposal as part of the program, in the Research Project 1 course (PSYC6511). They will also have gained expertise through participation in previous research courses PSYC6515,PSYC6518,PSYC6519,PSYC6520,PSYC6521.
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Individual Supervision
Assessment Items
  • Reports - Research thesis (Course objectives 1-3).
Contact Hours
  • Individual Supervision: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
  • Requisite by Enrolment: This course is only available to students enrolled in the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology and Doctor of Clinical and Health Psychology programs.
  • Compulsory Program Component: Successful completion of PSYC6511 - Research Project 1.
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for PSYC6523

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