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 third element of the research project and thesis component of the degree. Working with a research supervisor, you will select appropriate statistical techniques and analyse the data collected in the research study conducted in the previous course and interpret the outcome of the study.
|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|
You will have regular meetings with your research supervisor(s) throughout the semester.
There is no face to face teaching component for this course. There will, however, be a presentation of your work later in the semester.
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||Select and apply statistical techniques for data analysis||
|2||Interpretation of statistical results||Empowered|
|3||Show further awareness of potential ethical issues involved in psychological research and understanding of and practice in using the APS Code of Ethics and its accompanying Guidelines, and other relevant sources, to resolve ethical questions||Ethical|
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PSY704 and PSY707 and PSY753 and enrolled in Program AR703.
Limited Grading (PNP)
Early assessment of your progress in this course will primarily be provided by your supervisor(s), who will closely monitor your work.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|All||1||Artefact - Technical and Scientific, and Written Piece||Individual||
|Week 13||To Supervisor|
|Refer to Format||In Class|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Data analysis and interpretation of results and completion of written 'results' section of dissertation|
You will complete the analysis of all of your data and create a results section for your final dissertation produced in PSY756.
|Product:||Artefact - Technical and Scientific, and Written Piece|
Dependent on study type/design. The research project supervisor will determine whether the student has completed research data analysis and the write-up of the results and discussion sections of the research report to the supervisor's satisfaction and will assign a grade of either Pass Ungraded (PU) or Fail for the course.
|All - Assessment Task 2:3 Minute Thesis|
For you to communicate your key concepts and findings associated with the thesis at the PSY755 '3 Minute Thesis' Conference. You will be advised of the date at the beginning of Semester 2.
The presentation must use the following format: ; A single static slide ; No animations or additional media can be used
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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