This unit covers the initial preparatory components for conducting an empirical project as well as a literature review paper with clinical psychology relevance. This unit is the compulsory prerequisite for Unit Codes: PSYC8991 and PSYC8992 (Research Dissertation Units – Parts 1 and 2). Content in this unit will cover efficient methods for reviewing relevant literature. Students will also be required to present their research design formulation in an interactive format and work on fine-tuning it in preparation for ethics submission. Students will be required to work with a member of staff (from the Department of Psychology) who will be their assigned research supervisor for this unit and the subsequent dissertation units, PSYC8991 and PSYC8992.
All extensions need to be formally requested via ask.mq.edu.au in line with the special consideration policy.
Late submissions, without an approved extension, will not be accepted. Hence it is imperative that students supervisors confirm that the student has completed both the assessment requirements for this unit by the due date - 1st November, 2021, by emailing the unit convenor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grades for Written Assessment Tasks
It is Psychology policy that letter grades, not numeric marks, are released for written assessment tasks.