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Applied Psychology Dissertation (PSY690)
|Organisational Unit||Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic|
|Availability||MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal, Y-internal|
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S1
|Description||A substantial research investigation into some aspect of psychology reported as a relevant review of literature and a 'journal article'.|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||Organisational Psychology: 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 organisational 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 dissertation in the APA style as used in most psychological research journals.
Clinical Psychology: On successful completion of the unit students should:
8. Know how to formulate testable/answerable research questions based on a review of relevant literature.
9. Know how to select and justify suitable methods of investigation and data collection to answer those questions.
10. Know how to analyse data appropriately and report the results.
11. Know how to interpret results and draw conclusions in valid ways.
12. Know how to communicate the findings in clear, meaningful ways according to published conventions.
|Timetabled Learning Activities||Dissertation: approximately 9 hours per week for 37 weeks.|
|Unit Learning Experiences||The approach to learning in this unit is receiving mentoring from your academic supervisor.
Verbal feedback on the project is provided by the supervisor periodically.
Feedback from the Supervisor is provided following marking the Literature Review.
Feedback on your project is provided by your supervisor on your draft.
The submitted research report is assessed by two independent markers.
|Other Learning Experiences||Depending on the individual project and agreement with research supervisor, other activities may be relevant.|
|Assessment||Feedback on your project is provided by your supervisor typically on two drafts. The submitted thesis is assessed by two independent markers.|
|Prerequisites||Enrolment in MAppPsych (Clinical or Organisational); completion of, or concurrent enrolment in, PSY655 Psychology: Advanced Research Methods.|
|Notes||Enrolment should be continuous and last no longer than two years. If the Academic Chair determines inadequate progress, a warning may be sent. Where a dissertation is not completed within the period, the student may be required to complete by a given date (or be excluded) or, where a written warning has previously been issued, be excluded from the course.|
|Assessment||A result of Ungraded Pass or Fail is awarded for this unit.|
|Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch 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.|