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PSYC4421 Psychology Honours Research Project Part 1

Credit
12 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 4 elective
Content
This unit is taken over two successive semesters and parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfill the requirements of the unit. Students are required to carry out an individual research project under supervision. Submission and approval of a research proposal is required in part 1 of the unit. The unit is examined by thesis and can only be taken by students who are enrolled in Psychology Honours.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) formulate a testable hypothesis in an area of psychology; (2) design and conduct an experimental evaluation of the hypothesis; and (3) report the findings in a written thesis.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: continuing assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Allison Fox and Dr David Badcock
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Psychology honours
Co-requisites:
[PSYC4700 BA Hons (Psychology) or SCIE4700 BSc Hons]
Incompatibility:
Nil
Approved quota: 75—based on academic merit
Contact hours
regular meetings with supervisor and independent project work in consultation with supervisor—up to 300 hours
Note
Students are exposed to topics in psychology units that may cause some discomfort or distress in certain individuals (e.g. depression, suicide, trauma, eating disorders). They are required to demonstrate skills across a variety of different formats and contexts (e.g. written assessments, participation in practical work, contribution to group discussions, oral presentations, examinations), and so it is important to carefully consider whether they are able to cope with the demands of studying psychology and whether there is anything that would impact upon their ability to complete the requirements of the unit. Refer to individual unit outlines for more detailed unit information.
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