HPY721 - Research Project B
|Year||2015 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)|
0.250 - 2 enrolled credit points, 4 achievable credit points. (4 credit points achievable on successful completion of HPY720 and HPY721)
This unit is only available to students enrolled in H650 Graduate Diploma of Psychology
10 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: As a hurdle requirement, each student will:
- submit an ethics proposal to their supervisor on a date set by the supervisor. This must reach a standard that the supervisor finds satisfactory before the remainder of the project proceeds
- complete minor pieces of work as set by the supervisor (e.g., contributions to data collection, analyses of data).
- present the results of the research at the end-of-year Psychology Research Conference
Assessment task 2: Written literature review (4000 words) 30%
Assessment task 3: Written empirical research report (5000 words) 70%
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* 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.