RESEARCH PROJECT IN PSYCHOLOGY B

PSY3RPB

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Research Project B is a capstone subject which, together with the first semester subject Research Project in Psychology A (PSY3RPA), brings together, reinforces, extends, and illustrates applications of research themes dealt with in first, second, and third year of the Bachelor of Psychological Science, including PSY3RPA. Students will use innovative technologies to undertake and report a group research project, under supervision of an experienced project leader. They will also prepare for transition to a future career by reflecting on what it means to be a graduate of the course as they research career opportunities and develop core graduate skills.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnnukka Lindell

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (One of PSY1EFP or PSY1PYA) and (One of PSY1CFP or PSY1PYB) and PSY1HPM and PSY2PRM. Enrolment in this unit is restricted. Admission into SBPS or SBBS or BVBBSW or SZPSOT or LWLBS or LWLPS or RBBS. Other students must obtain the approval of the subject coordinator prior to enrolment.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PSY3RSB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate key historical and theoretical features of major areas of psychological research.

Activities:
Formative: Tutorial exercises, class discussions and presentations. Summative: The requirements to demonstrate understanding and evaluation of material covered are included in the marking criteria for the small group poster presentation, research report write-up, and classwork exercises. The online quizzes also assess understanding of the material studied.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

02. Demonstrate independent learning through preparation of reports on psychological topics.

Activities:
Formative: Tutorial exercises, class discussions and presentations. Summative: The requirements to demonstrate independent learning and application of knowledge are included in the marking criteria for the written work for this subject. The online quizzes also require demonstration of such skills.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

03. Apply creative problem solving and analytical skills to psychological research questions.

Activities:
Formative: Tutorial class exercises. Summative: Demonstration of creative problem solving is included in the marking criteria for the written work in this subject.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

04. Apply ethical principles in the use of information and design and conduct of research.

Activities:
Formative: Revision of ethics themes introduced in PSY3PA. Summative: Research report write-up.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

05. Apply collaborative research principles to produce research reports and poster-based displays on psychological topics.

Activities:
Formative: Tutorial class exercises. Summative: Online quiz. Marking criteria for the written work in this subject specify the requirement to demonstrate ability to design and conduct research.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnnukka Lindell

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online learning materials equivalent to two 1-hour lectures per week"

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Data Analysis and Interpretation Assignment (1000 words)Hurdle requirement: attendance at Tutorials and Project Group Seminars25 01, 02, 03, 05
Group Poster Presentation (500 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Online Quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)20 01, 02, 03, 05
Research Project write-up (2,500 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnnukka Lindell

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online learning materials equivalent to two 1-hour lectures per week"

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Data Analysis and Interpretation Assignment (1000 words)Hurdle requirement: attendance at Tutorials and Project Group Seminars25 01, 02, 03, 05
Group Poster Presentation (500 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Online Quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)20 01, 02, 03, 05
Research Project write-up (2,500 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnnukka Lindell

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online learning materials equivalent to two 1-hour lectures per week"

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Data Analysis and Interpretation Assignment (1000 words)Hurdle requirement: attendance at Tutorials and Project Group Seminars25 01, 02, 03, 05
Group Poster Presentation (500 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Online Quizzes (equivalent to 500 words)20 01, 02, 03, 05
Research Project write-up (2,500 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05