PSYC4440 Organisational Research Project Part 1

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
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 a group research project that aims to diagnose or solve an organisational problem. Students work under the guidance of a supervisor. Submission and approval of a research proposal is required in Part 1 of the unit. The unit is examined in Part 2 (PSYC4441) by the supervisor through submission of a written report.
Students are able to (1) develop their skills as an organisational researcher by examining appropriate research questions from the organisational literature, and specifying testable hypotheses and (2) develop their skills in writing research reports that are appropriate for laypersons but grounded on rigorous methods.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: assessment continuing. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Guy Curtis
Unit rules
enrolment in the Master of Business Psychology (73550)
PSYC4418 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Psychology
Contact hours
regular meetings with supervisor and group project work in consultation with supervisor— up to 150 hours
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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