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PSY4102 Psychology Honours Project B

Semester 1, 2023 Ipswich On-campus
Units : 2
School or Department : School of Psychology and Wellbeing
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 24 September 2023


Course Coordinator: Yong Goh


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BSCH (12302 Psychology) or BSHP or MRES (19112 Psychology). BPSH students need to apply for manual enrolment in this course.


This is the second of two courses that contribute towards the Psychology Honours Project. The overall project will involve an individual piece of research in a selected area of psychology in which information concerning an approved research topic is gathered, organised, analysed and discussed in a critical and evaluative manner. The research is based upon a study which requires advanced knowledge of research methodology and appropriate techniques for analysing data.

This course is a competency-based course, and assessment items must be successfully completed to pass the course. These competency items form part of the UniSQ accreditation agreement with Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

This course will enable the student to further develop their evidence-based skills through presentation of their research, the completion of a research project, and production of a thesis. Students will finalise the collection and analyses of data, synthesising the results such that they can be written in a thesis and communicated to other professionals.

BPSH students must have completed the first 3 years with a GPA of 5.0 across levels 1 to 3 psychology courses. These students will have to be manually enrolled.

Course learning outcomes

On completion of this course students should be able to

  1. apply analytical and critical thinking about the chosen research topic and related issues within the discipline of psychology;
  2. competently identify research problems, formulate hypothesis, define variables, collect and analyse data using appropriate qualitative or quantitative methods and draw conclusions from the findings;
  3. present a thesis that follows the guidelines of the American Psychological Association.


Description Weighting(%)
1. To be determined by the student in consultation with his/her supervisor. 100.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

American Psychological Association 2020, Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edn, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Oral Presentation (ind, grp, mltmd) No 1,2
Assignments Written Research (project) No 100 1,2,3
Date printed 24 September 2023