Masters Dissertation - Part 1
|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 ]|
In this subject, students commence an individual research project in an area of Psychology relevant to the specialisation under the supervision of an academic member of staff. Students are required to prepare a draft of the Introduction and Method sections of the Dissertation that includes a literature review, formulation of the research questions, the research design (including the selection of participants), and proposed data analysis techniques. Students must also make application to the Bond University Human Research Ethics Committee (BUHREC) for approval of their proposed project by Week 5 of semester. To receive an un-graded pass in this subject, students must obtain BUHREC approval for their project, and complete a draft of the Introduction and Method sections of the Dissertation. These requirements must be submitted to the student's Supervisor by 4pm on the Friday of Week 12 of the semester.
At the end of this subject students will (1) demonstrate knowledge of relevant psychological theories and models, the published empirical findings supporting these theories and the methods employed to establish them, and of the major methods of psychological investigation and techniques of measurement, and their application and interpretation, (2) demonstrate knowledge and behaviour consistent with the ethical, legal and professional requirements of psychological practice, (3) apply research knowledge and skills to psychological practice, and (4) demonstrate excellent written communication, including the ability to write, in an organised fashion, reports and other documents.