Honours Thesis in Psychology 12cp (6cp) (7366.6)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
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|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
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|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Psychology||Undergraduate Honours Level|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Design and execute a research project relating to a psychological issue to a standard acceptable to the profession;
2. Independently undertake an analysis of data derived from quantitative and/or qualitative designs in psychology; and
3. Communicate the results of an independent research project in a form acceptable to the profession.
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 - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
PrerequisitesMust have passed or be enrolled in 10112 Research Methods in Psychology PG.
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in 769AA Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours).
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||Research||Dr Dimity Crisp|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Research||Dr Dimity Crisp|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Research||Dr Dimity Crisp|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Research||Dr Dimity Crisp|
The thesis should be presented in APA style such as described in:
APA (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Washington, DC: APA.
With the exception of assessment-based workshops all workshops are optional; however, attendance is strongly encouraged.
Regular meetings should be arranged with the project supervisor. In general, supervisors should be available for individual consultation for 30 to 60 mins of face-to-face contact per week during Semester 1 and 2.
Required IT skills
It is assumed that students have good word processing skills and knowledge of SPSS/Jamovi.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Role of thesis supervisors
Thesis supervisors are expected to provide timely and sufficiently detailed written and verbal comments on:
- An initial outline
- A draft proposal
- Two drafts of the:
- Literature review
- Research article (except Discussion)
(provided drafts are submitted within the agreed timeframe to receive feedback).
The Discussion section of the research article can be discussed with the supervisor, but the supervisor will not provide comments on a written draft. It is important that students demonstrate their own understanding of the research through the Discussion.
Formatting (including APA style), accuracy, proofreading, and completeness of the reference sections is the student's responsibility.