Research Project (Clinical) C

PSY80057 25 Credit Points Hawthorn

Duration

  • 1 semester / teaching period

Contact hours

  • See Teaching Method

Prerequisites

Aims and objectives

Aims:
These units are designed to enhance students’ awareness of the importance of a scientific research base for clinical psychology, to consolidate students’ practical understanding of research methods in clinical psychology, and to contribute to the research program of the Faculty of Life and Social Sciences.
 
Learning objectives:
After successfully completing this unit, students should have developed and extended:
• 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 an empirical research thesis that is an original and significant contribution to knowledge in the Clinical Psychology field.