Research Project (Clinical and Forensic) G1

PSY80151 25 Credit Points Hawthorn

Duration

  • One Semester/teaching period

Contact hours

  • Individual supervision

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

Results:
6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

Census:
31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22


Aims and objectives

The aims are to develop and extend skills in literature searching, plus review and integration of psychological literature; advanced understanding of research methodology as applied to a moderately sized independent research project; skills in psychological measurement and statistical or qualitative analysis applied to an independent research project; practical research skills such as interviewing, recruitment of research participants, liaising with community organisations and completing ethics applications; skills in presenting research proposals and findings both orally and in writing and to produce a 40,000 to 60,000 empirical research thesis that is an original and significant contribution to knowledge in the Clinical Psychology field.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Demonstrate substantial knowledge of research principles and methodology relevant to clinical and forensic psychology.
2. Critically evaluate existing knowledge and reflect on research findings to understand implications for theory and practice.
3. Acquire sophisticated communication skills to cogently present, in writing and orally, findings from the research project.