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Psychology: Psychological Research Placement (PSY380)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: H-placement, S1-placement, S2-placement, Y-placement
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description The research placement provides experience in aspects of psychological research with the principal aim of developing research skills in preparation for the honours project. Students will work in a research setting under the supervision of academic staff on research-related activities, which may include literature searches, data collection and entry, and statistical analyses.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Work in a research setting at a professional standard.
2. Prepare and deliver some common forms of research outcomes.
Timetabled Learning Activities Research placement: 15 weeks at 8 hours per week or equivalent.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is an apprenticeship to research.
Assessment The assessment will be based on a placement portfolio and reflective diary (10%), individually-negotiated placement objectives (50%), preparation of a conference poster (20%), and delivery of a conference-style presentation (20%). These activities are designed to help you to learn how to work in a research setting at a professional standard, and to give you an opportunity to prepare and deliver some common forms of research outcomes. You will receive feedback from your placement supervisor on how well the placement objectives were achieved, from the unit coordinator on your poster, and from the unit coordinator and a panel of research placement supervisors on your conference presentation.
Prerequisites Permission of Unit Coordinator; and completion of BSC201 Psychology Measurement, Design and Analysis OR PSY212 Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Psychology (BA) [New in 2017]
Psychology (BSc) [New in 2017]
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