Research Project (Clinical) E

PSY80059 25 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • 1 semester / teaching period

Contact hours

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2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21




Aims and objectives

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.