RESEARCH PROJECT IN PSYCHOLOGY B

PSY3RPB

2019

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-ordinatorArthur Stukas

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into one of the following courses: SHP or SBPS or SBBS or BVBBSW or SBPSW or SZCYPS or SZPSOT or LWLBS or LWLPS or SBPSB or RBBS or LWLPY or LWLPYB or SHPYB or SHPYW or LZCPY or LZCPYB and must have passed [PSY1HPM and PSY2PRM] and three of the following subjects [PSY2ACH, PSY2DEV, PSY2COG or PSY2SOC]

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PSY3RSB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Investigate, synthesise, and critically evaluate key historical and theoretical features 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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Apply independent learning, psychological knowledge, critical thinking and analytical judgement to write research 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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Apply advanced psychological and statistical knowledge to develop creative solutions to real-world 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 and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Use information ethically and culturally sensitively in the design and conduct of psychological research.

Activities:
Formative: Revision of ethics themes introduced in PSY3PA. Formative: Online quizzes. Summative: Research report write-up.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

05. Work effectively both independently and collaboratively in teams.

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorArthur Stukas

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class 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.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This session will be run for all students on the Bundoora campus."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Data Analysis and Interpretation Assisgnment (1,000-words)25 01, 02, 03, 05
Group Poster Presentation (500-words, per student)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Online Quizzes (500-words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research Project write-up (2,500-words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorArthur Stukas

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class 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.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This session will be run for all students on the Bundoora campus."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Data Analysis and Interpretation Assisgnment (1,000-words)25 01, 02, 03, 05
Group Poster Presentation (500-words, per student)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Online Quizzes (500-words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research Project write-up (2,500-words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorArthur Stukas

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class 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.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This session will be run for all students on the Bundoora campus."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Data Analysis and Interpretation Assisgnment (1,000-words)25 01, 02, 03, 05
Group Poster Presentation (500-words, per student)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Online Quizzes (500-words equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research Project write-up (2,500-words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05