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PSYC5016: Research Project in Applied Psychology A

In combination with PSYC5017 in this unit of study the student will be given the opportunity to carry out a substantial piece of research in applied psychology. The research process can be followed from start to finish allowing the individual to utilise knowledge and skills gained in the other unit of study. The aim of this unit of study is to allow students to identify a research issue, review existing literature on the topic, formulate novel research questions, and test these questions through the application of contemporary psychological methodologies and appropriate data-analytic procedures. Lectures are voluntary, and are designed to cover common problems. The majority of support will be one-on-one tutorial sessions with the student's supervisor.

Code PSYC5016
Academic unit Psychology Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Distinction average in 24 credit points from (PSYC4721 or PSYC4722 or PSYC4723 or PSYC4724 or PSYC4727 or PSYC4729 or PSYC4730 or PSYC4731)

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. critically assess the literature relevant to your chosen research topic
  • LO2. identify a viable research question based on an examination of the relevant literature
  • LO3. identify testable hypotheses to answer the research question
  • LO4. design an appropriate research methodology to test the identified hypotheses
  • LO5. communicate the findings of learning outcomes 1-3 clearly and concisely using APA style

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.