Honours Thesis 1: Research Seminar and Ethics
|Faculty/School:||Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences|
|Semesters Offered:||May 2013 - Standard|
September 2013 - Standard
|Credit Value:||10 credit points|
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|Subject Outline:||May 2013 [ Standard ]|
This research seminar series is aimed at assisting students in the planning and design phases of their thesis. Students present their research ideas to other students in an informal setting, and receive feedback on their proposed methodology and the implementation of the study. In the second part of the subject, students are introduced to the APS Code of Ethics and the complimentary Ethical Guidelines. Each week students are presented with a series of ethically problematic scenarios to which they discuss possible solutions and a brief plan of action. Attendance at seminars is compulsory.
This subject is compulsory - Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) with Honours only.
At the end of this subject student will (1) design a psychological study: frame research questions; undertake literature searches; critique theoretical and empirical studies; formulate hypotheses; operationalise variables; choose an appropriate methodology, (2) respect and use critical and creative thinking, sceptical enquiry, and the scientific approach to solve problems related to behaviour and mental processes, (3) evaluate psychologists¿ behaviour in psychological research and other professional contexts in relation to the APS ¿Code of Ethics¿ and the complimentary ¿Ethical Guidelines¿, (4) communicate effectively in a variety of formats and in a variety of contexts, and (5) understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social and organisational issues.