COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY MASTERS RESEARCH A
Credit points: 30
In this subject students develop a proposal for research under individual supervision with their research supervisor. Students conduct a critical reading of a relevant research literature in psychology guided by their supervisor. Students are further expected to be able to demonstrate their proficiency in database searching and will be directed to undergo training in upgrading their database research skills. Students are required to attend five research seminars and are required to lodge an application to the Human Ethics Committee as part of their preparation for the conducting of the research. The research should be conducted in the broad area of counselling or health psychology, or address an issue or concern in relation to the practise of psychology. Research design may incorporate quantitative and/ or qualitative methods. Alternatives to conducting a traditional piece of empirical research are available but must be negotiated with the research supervisor on an individual basis.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorMelissa Monfries
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HMCP Master of Counselling Psychology
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Applied behavioural statistics (5th Ed)||Prescribed||Hinkle, D.E., Wiersma, W. & Jurs, S.G. (2003)||CANADA: WADSWORTH CENGAGE LEARNING|
|Readings||Doing qualitative research in psychology||Prescribed||Forrester, M.A. (2010)||LONDON: SAGE|
|Readings||Qualitative Research Methods||Prescribed||Liamputtong, P. (2013)||MELBOURNE: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS|
|Readings||Research Design in Counselling||Recommended||Heppner, P., Wampold, B.E., Kivlighan, D.M. (2008)||BELMONT: THOMAS BROOK COLE|
|Readings||Research design: Qualitative, quantitative and mixed method approaches||Recommended||Creswell, J. W. (2009)||LOS ANGELES LONDON NEW DELHI SINGAPORE: SAGE|
|Readings||Social Research Methods||Recommended||Bryman, A. (2012)||LONDON: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Monfries
Three 3.0 hours seminar per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
Three 1.0 hours supervisor consultation per study period and delivered via blended.
Eleven 3.0 hours lecture per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
|3,000-word research proposal including literature review & ethical consideration||70|
|Individual research proposal presentation including summary literature review||30|
|Student recorded minutes of all meetings with supervisor||HURDLE REQUIREMENT||0|