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PSYC6076: Research Project 1

During this unit students will be involved in data collection for their studies, with the expectation that at least a day a week will be involved in data collection. MCP students are to complete a research report comprising a literature review including their research question, method section, analytic plan and research timeline including relevant details of their research. The total length of this initial project report must be no less than 2000 words. MCP/PhD students will complete a research plan which will include a critical review of the relevant background literature. In this plan you will define your proposed area of research and articulate your central research question, describe and justify the goals and aims of your research in the context of relevant background literature. The length of the research plan with literature review should be 3000-5000 words.

Code PSYC6076
Academic unit Psychology Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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PSYC6089
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. Critically evaluate relevant published literature in the discipline of psychology
  • LO2. Identify shortcomings of the literature to date, especially as it relates to clinical implications
  • LO3. Interpret and communicate findings of the literature review in writing
  • LO4. Formulate a substantive research question relevant to the discipline of psychology
  • LO5. Show competency in data collection (MCP)
  • LO6. Master development of research data bases (MCP)
  • LO7. Develop analytical plan (MCP)