The USC postgraduate psychology programs are committed to maintaining the primacy of public safety in the delivery of the program within the education and placement environments. This course involves the second element of the research project and thesis component of the degree. Working with a research supervisor and after obtaining any necessary research ethics approval, you will conduct the research study designed in Research Project 1. Successful completion of this course involves collection of all research data.
|Independent Study/Research – Total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours(including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks||150hrs||Week 1||Once Only|
This course is part of your thesis research, during which you will continue to have supervision with your research supervisor, collect and analyse your data.
700 Level (Specialised)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Plan and execute the data collection element of your psychological research project.||
Creative and critical thinker
|2||Demonstrate advanced awareness of potential ethical issues involved in psychological research.||Ethical|
|3||Demonstrate technical understanding of the APS Code of Ethics and its accompanying Guidelines.||Ethical|
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PSY704 and PSY707
Limited Grading (PNP)
Timely and detailed feedback is provided for each assessment. Feedback is provided both within text and general comments to build scholarly skills. Students are able to seek feedback through face-to-face discussion with the course coordinator/supervisor. Tutorials will include extended discussion and review of the assessment task requirements and scope.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Throughout teaching period (refer to Format)||To Supervisor|
|Week 13||To Supervisor|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Regular progress meetings with supervisor|
The purpose of this formative feedback task is to give you consistent and on-going support during your research and data collection process.Regular meetings are essential for a successful project and will ensure your project stays within the time parameters of this project.
The meetings will be arranged in consultation with your supervisor.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Research study including data collection|
This is a key element in your overall Master's Degree. Ultimately the data collected in this course will contribute to you producing a substantial research based project.
The format for this will be discussed and collaboratively agreed upon with your supervisor.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
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