PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32)

The aim of the dissertation, which constitutes half the Honours course, is to show the capability of students to design and carry out original research. This is the most demanding part of the course but it can also be the most rewarding. The research is carried out under the supervision of a member of staff. The issue which is investigated in the research is normally in the broad area of coursework specialisation.

Availability

* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.

Session 1 (30)
Online *
Bathurst Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Online *
Bathurst Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PSY424. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HONS

Duration

Two sessions

School

School of Psychology

Enrolment Restrictions

Psychology Honours students only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • demonstrate their research skills by designing, carrying out and reporting a piece of empirical research

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:

* Students will be required to individually design an empirical study. Once the research proposals are approved, students will carry out their proposed research and write a report in APA format

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of PSY424 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
February residential school attendance
0
2
April residential school / oral presentation
0
3
Project proposal
0
4
Schedule of completion
0
5
Ethics approval letter
0
6
Title and partial abstract
0
7
Dissertation - complete
0
8
Dissertation - deidentified
100

Residential School

This subject contains a 7 day Compulsory Residential School.There are two residential schools - one of 4 days and one of 3 days.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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