Postgraduate Psychology Research Project 2 PG (11826.1)
|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. Design a master's level psychology research project; and
2. Apply cultural and ethical considerations to a piece of psychological research.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
Prerequisites11825 Postgraduate Psychology Research Project 1 PG
Equivalent units6310 Research Project - Implementation PG
Assumed knowledge11825 Postgraduate Psychology Research Project 1 PG
|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 Tricia Brown|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Research||Dr Tricia Brown|
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
Bakker, M., Hartgerink, C. H. J., Wicherts, J. M., & van der Maas, H. L. J. (2016). Researchers' intuitions about power in psychological research. Psychological Science, 27(8), 1069-1077. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797616647519
Cumming, G. (2014). The new statistics: Why and how. Psychological Science, 25(1), 7-29. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797613504966
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
Hayes, A. F. (2009). Beyond Baron and Kenny: Statistical mediation analysis in the new millennium. Communication Monographs, 76(4), 408-420. https://doi.org/10.1080/03637750903310360
Hayes, A. F. (2022). Introduction to mediation, moderation, and conditional process analysis: A regression-based approach (3rd ed.). Guilford Press.
Hayes, A. F. (2015). An index and test of linear moderated mediation. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 50(1), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/00273171.2014.962683
Jones, J. A., & Waller, N. G. (2013). Computing confidence intervals for standardized regression coefficients. Psychological Methods, 18(4), 435-453. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0033269
Shane, B. B., & Böckenholt, U. (2016). Planning sample sizes when effect sizes are uncertain: The power-calibrated effect size approach. Psychological Methods, 21(1), 47-60. https://doi.org/10.1037/met0000036
Morey, R. D., Homer, S., & Proulx, T. (2018). Beyond statistics: Accepting the null hypothesis in mature sciences. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1(2), 245-258. https://doi.org/10.1177/2515245918776023
Preacher, K. J., & Merkle, E. C. (2012). The problem of model selection uncertainty in structural equation modeling. Psychological Methods, 17(1), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0026804
Reardon, K., Smack, A., Herzhoff, K., & Tackett, J. (2019). An N-pact factor for clinical psychological research. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 128(6), 493-499. https://doi.org/10.1037/abn0000435
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 submit and pass all assessment pieces.
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.
Regular meetings with supervisor as required.
It is expected that students will attend other student research proposal presentations associated with the unit.
Required IT skills
Good skills in preparing visual presentations are required.
It is also recommended that students familiarise themselves with, and make use of, bibiolographic software (e.g., EndNote) to aid in collating and appropriately formatting their citations and references.
Work placement, internships or practicums