psy5rma research masters a




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Masters degree candidates begin their thesis research in the first year of their degree and continue throughout the remainder of the program. In this subject we will discuss a range of approaches to conducting research, with a particular focus on research methods most commonly used in clinical and applied research. This knowledge will support you to work collaboratively with your research supervisor to develop a research proposal and a draft of your analysis plan, both essential for your research thesis. Presentation and discussion of your research project with your peers within the workshop setting will also facilitate the development of your project and proposal. The research project must address a research question relevant to the field of clinical psychology or clinical neuropsychology.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKarli Treyvaud

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand, evaluate, and apply different approaches to research methods to a variety of clinical or applied research.

Regular supervision sessions with a research supervisor.

02. Formulate a research question and design and write an appropriate research proposal to address the question.

Regular supervision sessions with a research supervisor.

03. Use knowledge of research methods and importance of cultural context to inform interpretation and critical analysis of previous research studies and results.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKarli Treyvaud

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
10 minute presentation/discussion on research project topic and plan (1000 words equivalent)3001, 02, 03
Statistical Analysis Plan draft (500 words)1002, 03
Research Proposal (3000 words)6002, 03