DOCTORIAL THESIS A

PSY6DRA

2015

Credit points: 20

Subject outline

In this subject students are required to develop a topic for research. This is achieved by writing a 1,500-word research proposal read by the subject convenor and one other Faculty member, due in April. The proposal needs to contain a brief survey of research, gaps that need attention and a way of dealing with one of them. It must also contain a timetable for completion of the project, a timetable for ethics approval, and a list of major tasks to be completed. A 4,000-word literature review is required at the end of July, but requiring expansion to a 15,000-word chapter once a student is approved to complete the doctoral degree.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points20

Subject Co-ordinatorGeoff Denham

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 6 - Doctoral

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is available to Doctor of Counselling Psychology students only and will run subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEvidence-based policy: A realist perspectivePrescribedPawson, R. 2006SAGE, LONDON
ReadingsEvidence-based practices in mental healthPrescribedNorcross, J. C., Beutler, L. E. & Levant, R. F. (Eds.) 2006AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, WASHINGTON DC
ReadingsPsychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy ResearchPrescribedSociety for Psychotherapy ResearchTBA
ReadingsQualitative inquiry: Approaches to language and literacy researchPrescribedKamberelis, G. & Dimitriadis, G. 2005TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK AND LONDON

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. TBA

Activities:
TBA

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeoff Denham

Class requirements

Seminar
Seven 13.0 hours seminar per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"thirteen 3-hour seminars plus 13 hours of individual study directed by the subject supervisor."

Supervised Research
One 13.0 hours supervised research per study period and delivered via blended.
"thirteen 3-hour seminars plus 13 hours of individual study directed by the subject supervisor."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word research proposal40 01
one 4,000-word literature review60