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Professional Psychology: Research Project (PSY610)

School School of Psychology and Exercise Science
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: Y-internal
Description A substantial research investigation into some aspect of psychology reported as a relevant review of literature and a 'journal article'.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students should demonstrate:
1. Some knowledge and understanding of the various steps involved in carrying out a worthwhile, replicable, applied or translational clinical research project.
2. How to formulate testable/answerable research questions.
3. How to select and justify suitable methods of investigation and data collection to answer those questions.
4. How to analyse data appropriately, and how to communicate them in clear, meaningful ways according to published conventions.
5. How to justify and apply data analytical strategies as appropriate.
6. How to interpret results and draw conclusions in valid ways.
7. How to write a review and a research report in the APA style as used in most psychological research journals.
Timetabled Learning Activities Supervision: approximately 1 hour per week though this will vary throughout the year according to project need.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is receiving mentoring from your academic supervisor. Verbal feedback on your project work is provided by your supervisor periodically and once formally in the form of your first written assessment. Written feedback on your journal article is provided by your supervisor typically on two penultimate drafts. The submitted research paper is assessed by an independent marker.
Other Learning Experiences Research investigation and production of research report in the form of a journal article: approximately 6 hours per week for 37 weeks
Assessment Verbal feedback on your project work is provided by your supervisor periodically and once formally in the form of your first written assessment.
Written feedback on your journal article is provided by your supervisor typically on two penultimate drafts.
The submitted research paper is assessed by an independent marker.
Formal assessments:
Supervisor assessment of research skills (20%)
Research report in the form of a journal article (80%)
Prerequisites Enrolment in MAppPsych (Professional); completion of, or concurrent enrolment in, PSY6551 Psychology: Advanced Research Methods or with prior approval of the Unit Coordinator.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Master of Applied Psychology (Professional) (MAppPsych(Professional)) [New in 2015]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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Unit Coordinator
PSY610
Dr Vance Locke
Translational Clinical Researcher

e: Vance.Locke@murdoch.edu.au
Unit Contacts
PSY610

MURDOCH: Y-Internal
Dr Vance Locke
Translational Clinical Researcher

e: Vance.Locke@murdoch.edu.au
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