PSYCHOL 4311B - Honours Psychology Research Project Part 2

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2021

This component involves a series of tasks necessarily for the preparation of the Honours research project (to be undertaken in Semester 2), including the preparation of a research proposal. Students will be expected to attend a series of lectures relevant to Honours research.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PSYCHOL 4311B
    Course Honours Psychology Research Project Part 2
    Coordinating Unit Psychology
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 12
    Contact 2 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites PSYCHOL 4311A
    Restrictions Available to B.Psychological Science (Honours) and B. Psychology (Advanced) (Honours) students only
    Course Description This component involves a series of tasks necessarily for the preparation of
    the Honours research project (to be undertaken in Semester 2), including the
    preparation of a research proposal. Students will be expected to attend a
    series of lectures relevant to Honours research.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Matthew Dry

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrated original and useful contribution to psychological knowledge;

    2. Mastery of the content psychology areas across the discipline

    3. Ability to develop clear arguments that justify the research aims of the proposed project

    4. Deep understanding of sound research methodology in psychology

    5. The ability to apply appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis; and

    6. A critical awareness of the implications of the findings as well as the strengths and limitations of the research project


    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1-6
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1-6
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    1-6
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    2
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    2
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    6
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Internet access, access to a computer
    Online Learning
    Material from the sessions offered during the semester will be made available on MyUni.

    This course may use MyUni for one or more of the following:
    - Communication with the teaching team via Announcements and Discussion Board
    - Submission of summative assessment
    - Access to additional readings and internet resources
    - Self-directed learning activities
    - Assessment preparation materials
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    The L&T activities will take the form of face-to-face ‘Workshops’ that will be part lecture, and part interactive activities where students will work with their peers and the instructors to problem-solve and develop research related skills and knowledge. Some of the activities will require independent development out of session that will then be brought along to the Workshop (i.e., a ‘flipped learning’ format). Students will be specifically directed towards University-based learning resources such as Faculty Librarians, the Writing Centre, the Maths Learning Centre, the English Language Centre, etc as appropriate.
    Workload

    No information currently available.

    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Research Report (100%) – Students will submit a 4000-5000 word report including an Introduction, Method, Results and Discussion sections.
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M11 (Honours Mark Scheme)
    GradeGrade reflects following criteria for allocation of gradeReported on Official Transcript
    Fail A mark between 1-49 F
    Third Class A mark between 50-59 3
    Second Class Div B A mark between 60-69 2B
    Second Class Div A A mark between 70-79 2A
    First Class A mark between 80-100 1
    Result Pending An interim result RP
    Continuing Continuing CN

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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