UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PSYC5610 Psychology Dissertation Part 1

Credit 12 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit is taken over two successive semesters and parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. Students work independently on the unit, which has no lecture or tutorial components. Drawing on their own intellectual resources and research training, and making constructive use of the feedback provided by their research supervisor, students must complete a research thesis in an area deemed relevant to their specialist master's degree.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) produce, under supervision, an independent research project in an area relevant to their specialist master's degree; (2) develop skills critical to future employment as scientist-practitioners by preparing, designing, analysing and reporting this research; (3) achieve the competency to review the literature relevant to a problem in their field, design and conduct an appropriate study and report it to high professional standards; (4) advance their general abilities to interpret and evaluate the research of others; and (5) become familiar with the ethical considerations bearing on research in their field.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following way: PSYC5610 (Part 1)—oral presentation of research proposal and evaluation of thesis progress report form. This details the progress of the research which includes the milestones achieved and planned and a proposed study schedule. The report must be assessed and approved by the supervisor for entry into Part 2. Assessment continuing. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Nicolas Fay
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (coursework and dissertation) (53580) or the Master of Psychology (coursework and dissertation) (50560)
Contact hours regular meetings with supervisor and independent project work in consultation with supervisor
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/PSYC5610/SEM-1/2017
Note Students taking this unit are expected to have an approved dissertation proposal by the first day of semester one in 2017. Students should contact the unit coordinator if they do not have a proposal.

Students enrolled in an APAC accredited program must hold provisional registration as a psychologist. It is the students' responsibility to ensure registration eligibility. Enrolled students are also responsible for maintaining provisional registration for the duration of their enrolment in the program.

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