PSYC6780

Literature Review of an Advanced Research Topic

10 Units

Students carry out a detailed literature review of the research area relevant to their research project, develop a research proposal and consider the ethical implications of their research. This work is completed under the supervision of a member of academic staff of the School of Psychology. This course forms part of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited sequence.

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

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

  1. Develop a research design including the selection of appropriate research methodology
  2. Develop a research proposal
  3. Consider the ethics implications of the intended research
  4. Search for relevant and suitable reading material
  5. Critically analyse and evaluate published research material
  6. Present information in written format in an interesting and comprehensible manner with appropriate interpretation and evaluation
  7. Provide a rationale for empirical research.
Content

The course will cover:

  • ethical principles in psychological research,
  • development of a research project,
  • development of skills related to critical thinking, as well as
  • critical analysis and evaluation of published research.

Students will prepare or review and discuss a research project design and ethics application on their research topic area.

They will also prepare an extended review of the relevant research and rationale of their research that will include critical analysis of background published research relevant to their research topic.

Details of research topics will be available at the commencement of the academic year.

Requisites
  • This course is only available to students enrolled in Graduate Diploma Psychology
Assumed Knowledge Completion of an APAC accredited sequence of years 1 - 3 in psychology.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Literature Review
Contact Hours
  • Individual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Individual/Group Supervision: times to be arranged with supervisor.)
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Workshop: for 8 hour(s) per Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for PSYC6780
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