PSYC4421 Psychology Honours Research Project Part 1
- 12 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 4 elective
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Contact hours
- regular meetings with supervisor and independent project work in consultation with supervisor—up to 300 hours
- Unit Outline
- Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
- 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.
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.