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Unit Summary

Unit type

Hons Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Provides students with the opportunity to obtain experience in designing and implementing empirical research, under supervision, in a specialised field of psychology. The unit will culminate in a conference presentation and a written research report

Unit content

  • Designing and implementing a research project
  • Appropriate analysis and reporting of empirical data
  • Reporting research findings as a conference presentation
  • Writing a research report in the style of a journal article

Learning outcomes

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 collect and analyse valid, reliable data Intellectual rigour Ethical practice
2 communicate research findings at a conference to a professionally acceptable standard Intellectual rigour Ethical practice Communication and social skills
3 produce an empirically-based research report Intellectual rigour Ethical practice Communication and social skills

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

  1. collect and analyse valid, reliable data
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  2. communicate research findings at a conference to a professionally acceptable standard
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. produce an empirically-based research report
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.