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PSYC5017: Research Project in Applied Psychology B

In combination with PSYC5016 in this unit of study the student will be given the opportunity to carry out a substantial piece of research in 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 PSYC5017
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. Identify a research question based on theory and a review of the relevant literature.
  • LO2. Identify hypotheses capable of testing the identified research question
  • LO3. design and implement a research methodology to test the identified research hypotheses
  • LO4. Analyse findings using appropriate statistical or qualitative methods
  • LO5. Understand the ethical responsibilities associated with conducting research in Coaching Pscyhology
  • LO6. develop the ability to communicate research findings to an academic audience.

Unit outlines

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