Department of Counselling Psychology Course outline
Programme Master of Social Sciences in Psychology
Course Title Research Project I & II
Course Code PSY509-510
Number of Credits 6 credits
Duration of Weeks 30
Contact Hours Per Week
Students work out a schedule of appointments with their supervisors to discuss the progress of their research projects. They are expected to meet with their supervisors at least ten times during the two trimesters.
Pre-requisite Course(s) N/A
Course Aims
This course aims to engage students in conducting their own research studies in psychology independently under the supervision of departmental staff. Students are required to demonstrate their ability in formulating research hypotheses, conduct research studies in psychology, present research findings and write their theses in APA format.
Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:1. identify the key features of social psychology

1. critically review a psychology knowledge domain systematically
2. formulate hypotheses based on literature
3. design and apply appropriate research methodologies
4. collect data, conduct data analysis and hypothesis testing
5. present research findings to a range of audiences
6. write up a research proposal and a report in accordance with professionally designated standards
7. actively participate in the research project, demonstrating originality and independence on research work
Assessment Tasks
Research Proposal
Frist Presentation
Participation, Originality and Independence
Second Presentation
 Final Write-Up
Participation, Originality and Independence
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