PSYC5613 Psychology Dissertation Part 2

12 points
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
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: A 5000- to 8000-word thesis. Assessment is conducted by two independent academics selected at the discretion of the unit coordinator. The thesis grade constitutes 100 per cent of the final grade in the unit. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Laura Fruhen
Unit rules
Enrolment in the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (coursework and dissertation) (53580) and PSYC5610 Psychology Dissertation Part 1
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
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