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Advanced Psychology Project - PSYC4888

Year - 2020

Psychology is a science which relies on empirical research to back up its claims. This unit will provide you with the opportunity to plan, design and analyse your own research project within a small group of students. You will be supervised by an academic from the School of Psychology. In this unit, you will continue to understand and explore disciplinary knowledge, while also meeting and collaborating with students through project-based learning. You will identify and solve problems, collect and analyse data and communicate your findings to a diverse audience during a final symposium. All of these skills are highly valued by employers. This unit will foster the ability to work in teams, and this is essential for both professional and research pathways in the future.

2 x 2-hr workshops per week for 12 weeks

research proposal (10%), individual presentation (20%), group presentation (20%), scientific report (50%)

Additional information
This unit is for 4th year students who want to complete a research project in a small group. Student numbers in this unit are limited due to project availability. Admission will be based on a "first come, first served" basis. Students will not be admitted after week 2 of semester as project groups will have already been formed.

Assumed knowledge
Have sound knowledge of the main discipline areas of psychological science as well as training in empirical research methods and statistics, and should have the ability to apply this knowledge, training and methodology in a collaborative project setting


PSYC2012 and [(18cp of PSYC3XXX) or (12cp of PSYC3XXX and SCPU3001) or (6cp of PSYC3XXX and SCPU3001 and HPSC3023)]


Faculty: Science

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Psychology Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Honours
Credit points: 12.0
EFTSL: 0.25
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Celine van Golde
HECS Band: 1
Courses that offer this unit

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