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Unit of Study BHS83003 - Psychology Honours Thesis I (2020)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Systematically and critically analyse empirical literature in psychology
2 Compose a literature review
3 Design a research project to address a psychological question or hypothesis
4 Design a means for collecting empirical data pertaining to a research question
5 Produce a research proposal that outlines the rationale for the research question, and which specifies appropriate methodologies and analyses
6 Demonstrate an understanding of the processes of submitting an ethics application to the SCU HREC.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Systematically and critically analyse empirical literature in psychology
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
  2. Compose a literature review
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
  3. Design a research project to address a psychological question or hypothesis
    • GA1:
  4. Design a means for collecting empirical data pertaining to a research question
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
  5. Produce a research proposal that outlines the rationale for the research question, and which specifies appropriate methodologies and analyses
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA6:
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the processes of submitting an ethics application to the SCU HREC.
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA6:

Prescribed learning resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.