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HPY720 - Research Project A

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:

0.250 - 2 enrolled credit points, 0 achievable credit points. (4 credit points achievable on successful completion of HPY720 and HPY721)

Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H650 Graduate Diploma of Psychology and H664 Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Pre-Practice)

Unit chair:

Nicolas Kambouropoulos





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hours of contact with a research supervisor and 8 hours of private study per week


Together, HPY720 and HPY721 constitute the research thesis component of the Graduate Diploma of Psychology.


Students will undertake a research project in small groups, choosing a research project from the range offered by available supervisors. Students will be required to familiarize themselves with the theory and past research in the area under investigation, and participate in all the steps involved in research, including the ethics application, formulation of hypotheses, design and methodological decisions, collection and analysis of data, and evaluation of the research questions under consideration. Although activities such as data collection may be conducted as a group, students will prepare an individually written report that will be based on the findings of their study. The project is to be regarded as a learning exercise for the student, with guidance and direction provided by the group supervisor. Data collected for these projects may be used in the ongoing research activities of the School.


Assessment task 1: Thesis proposal assignment

- 1500 word thesis proposal

- 10-minute oral presentation


Assessment task 2: Written empirical research report (5000 words)


The thesis proposal and the written empirical report constitute the full assessment in the paired units HPY720 and HPY721. The thesis proposal and empirical report contribute 30% and 70% respectively to the final mark for the thesis component.

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