There are 3 forms of assessment for PSY349: weekly quizzes, which involve data analysis via SPSS and will be submitted online through iLearn; a major practical project, which will involve data analysis and communication of findings in response to a research question; and the final examination. Overall grades for the unit will be determined by adding together marks for the weekly quizzes, the practical project and the final examination. See the university policy on grading for more information.
In PSY349, we encourage students to form study groups to revise course material and practice using SPSS. However, any work you submit for assessment (quizzes and the practical project) must be your own, including computations and written expression. In recent years we have had a number of problems with students copying other students' work and submitting as their own work. Firstly, we encourage students to discuss their work with each other, and working together can be especially beneficial for statistics. All pratical projects are assessed for plagiarism via Turnitin upon submission.
It is in your interest to keep a (hard or electronic) copy of your submitted work. Firstly, to be able to produce the copy if your original goes missing, and, secondly, to be able to produce an unmarked copy in the case of requesting a re-mark. If you request a re-mark you will need to submit an unmarked copy of your work, which will be marked by a different marker, and you will receive the revised mark which may be either higher or lower than the original mark. If you wish to request a re-mark you will need to collect a Department of Psychology Application for Re-mark form from the Faculty of Human Sciences Student Office in C3A and follow its directions. You can also find a link to these forms on the PSY349 Web Page.
Requests for special consideration and appeals against grades: please refer to the Faculty of Human Sciences website http://www.humansciences.mq.edu.au/
Late submission of the practical report will attract a penalty of 5% of the maximum mark for every day late. In other words, the assignment is worth 38%, so a penalty of 5% x 38 = 1.9 will be applied. 1.9 marks are subtracted from whatever the student received for the report for each day late. No work can be accepted after marked project reports are handed back to students.
Requests for extensions for assignments are granted by the Faculty of Human Sciences Undergraduate Student Centre.
You are expected to present yourself for examination at the time and place designated in the University Examination Timetable. The timetable will be available in Draft form approximately eight weeks before the commencement of the examinations and in Final form approximately four weeks before the commencement of the examinations.
The only exception to not sitting an examination at the designated time is because of documented illness or unavoidable disruption. In these circumstances you may wish to consider applying for Disruption to Studies, through https://ask.mq.edu.au.
If a Supplementary Examination is granted as a result of the Special Consideration process, the examination will be scheduled after the conclusion of the official examination period. The format of a supplementary examination is at each unit convener’s discretion and is subject to change from the original final examination.
Supplementary Exams are only offered to students who have satisfactorily completed all other assessments for the unit and were unable to sit the final exam because of documented illness or unavoidable disruption.
All applications for supplementary exams should be submitted as a Disruption to Studies request, through https://ask.mq.edu.au. It is the student’s responsibility to follow the steps outlined in this website and to submit supporting documentations with the request. This must be done within five (5) working days of the commencement of the disruption. An email will be sent to the student advising them of the outcome of their request for a supplementary exam. If a supplementary exam has been granted, it is the student’s responsibility to check the date and location of the supplementary exam. Students who are granted to sit for a supplementary exam must make themselves available to sit for the supplementary exam on the specified date. There will only be one time. It is the student’s responsibility to email Student Centre to confirm attendance at the supplementary exam.
You are advised that it is Macquarie University policy not to set early examinations for individuals or groups of students. All students are expected to ensure that they are available until the end of the teaching semester, which is the final day of the official examination period.