PSYC5610 Psychology Dissertation Part 1

12 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 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.
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.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: PSYC5610 (Part 1)—oral presentation of research proposal and evaluation of dissertation 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 Donna Bayliss
Unit rules
Enrolment in the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (coursework and dissertation) (53580)
Contact hours
Regular meetings with supervisor and independent project work in consultation with supervisor
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-P-1B_2019]
Students taking this unit are expected to have an approved dissertation project by the first day of semester one in 2020. Students should contact the unit coordinator if they do not have a project.

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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