Postgraduate Psychology Research Project 1 PG (11825.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Research
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Psychology||Post Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Pg Clinical Psychology)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Standard Course Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Critically review psychological literature relevant to their research question;
2. Demonstrate knowledge of cultural and ethical considerations relating to psychological research; and
3. Plan a master's level piece of psychological research.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
CorequisitesEnrolment in Master of Clinical Psychology.
Equivalent units6309 Research Project - Preparation PG
Assumed knowledgeCompletion of an APAC Level 2 sequence.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Research||Dr Tricia Brown|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Research||Dr Tricia Brown|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Research||Dr Douglas Boer|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Research||Dr Douglas Boer|
There are no required texts; however the following may be useful in planning, conducting and writing up your research project:
American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000
Gernsbacher, M. A. (2018). Writing empirical articles: Transparency, reproducibility, clarity, and memorability. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1(3), 403-414. https://doi.org/10.1177/2515245918754485
National Health and Medical Research Council. (2018a). Ethical conduct in research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities: Guidelines for researchers and stakeholders. Commonwealth of Australia. https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/about-us/resources/ethical-conduct-research-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-peoples-and-communities
National Health and Medical Research Council. (2018b). Keeping research on track II: A companion document to "Ethical conduct in research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities: Guidelines for researchers and stakeholders". Commonwealth of Australia. https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/about-us/resources/keeping-research-track-ii
National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Council, & Universities Australia. (2018). National statement on ethical conduct in human research 2007 (updated 2018). Commonwealth of Australia. https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/about-us/publications/national-statement-ethical-conduct-human-research-2007-updated-2018
Links to the following publications can all be found here: https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/research-policy/research-integrity/2018-australian-code-responsible-conduct-research
National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Research Council, & Universities Australia. (2018). Australian code for the responsible conduct of research. Commonwealth of Australia.
National Health & Medical Research Council, Australian Research Council, & Universities Australia. (2019a). Peer review: A guide supporting the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research. Commonwealth of Australia.
National Health & Medical Research Council, Australian Research Council, & Universities Australia. (2019b). Supervision: A guide supporting the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research. Commonwealth of Australia.
National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Research Council, & Universities Australia. (2019). Authorship: A guide supporting the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research. Commonwealth of Australia.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
To pass this unit, students must complete and pass all assessment items.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
By arrangement with supervisor - generally a one hour meeting with their supervisor per fortnight, as required.
Required IT skills
It is assumed students will be competent with word-processing software. It may be an advantage to become familiar with bibliographic software to help organise citations and references (e.g., EndNote).
Work placement, internships or practicums