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HPY721 - Research Project B

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:

0.250 - 2 enrolled credit points, 4 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

Prerequisite:

HPY720

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

HPS790

Contact hours:

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

Note:

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

Content

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

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.

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1564$1564$5878$6506

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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