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Parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. Students usually commence the unit in semester 1, but semester 2 enrolment can be negotiated if circumstances require this. Students work independently on the unit, which has no lecture or tutorial components. Students produce, under supervision, an independent research project in an area relevant to their specialist master's degree. By preparing, designing, analysing and reporting this research, the students develop skills critical to future employment as scientist-practitioners. In particular, they 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. They also advance their general abilities to interpret and evaluate the research of others. They become familiar with the ethical considerations bearing on research in their field and in preparing applications to human ethics committees.
Potential enrolment into PSYC5210/PSYC5211 requires completion of all coursework and placements of the Masters component, and withdrawal from the PhD component. Students must also first inform the School of Psychological Science ([email protected]) whether they intend to complete the dissertation in one semester or two semesters. Finally, students must simultaneously submit a dissertation completion plan schedule approved by their dissertation supervisor that is consistent with their enrolment intention.
- 12 points
Availability Location Mode First year of offer Not available in 2023 UWA (Perth) Face to face
Students are able to (1) identify and review the literature relevant to a problem in their field; (2) design and conduct an appropriate study; (3) produce a report to high professional standards; (4) interpret and evaluate the research of others; and (5) demonstrate familiarity with the ethical considerations bearing on research in their field and in preparing applications to human ethics committees.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research proposal and (2) progress report. Further information is available in the unit outline.
This unit is assessed on an ungraded pass/ungraded basis. All assessment items must be successfully completed.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Gilles Gignac
- Unit rules
- Enrolment in01870/54570 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical PsychologyEnrolment inor 01890/54590 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology
- Successful completion ofone level 5 6 points Unit(s) PSYC5583 MPsych Research Dissertation Part 1 or equivalentSuccessful completion ofone level 5 6 points Unit(s) PSYC5584 MPsych Research Dissertation Part 2 or equivalent
- Contact hours
- regular meetings with supervisor and independent project work in consultation with supervisor
- 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.
- 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.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
- Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.
Face to face
Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Not available for self-enrolment. Students access this mode by contacting their student office through AskUWA. 100% Online Unit.
NO campus face-to-face attendance. All study and assessment requirements are online only. Unit includes some timetabled activities, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times. In exceptional cases (noted in the Handbook) students may be required to participate in face-to-face laboratory classes when a return to UWA’s Crawley campus becomes possible in order to be awarded a final grade.
No attendance or regular contact is required, and all study requirements are completed either via correspondence and/or online submission.
Regular attendance is not required, but student attends the institution face to face on an agreed schedule for purposes of supervision and/or instruction.
Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.