Department of Counselling and Psychology Course Outline
Course Title Research Internship I and II
Course Code PSY311-2
Number of Credits 6
Duration of Weeks 30
Contact Hours Per Week 5 hours (including supervision, research meetings, and assigned duties) 
Pre-requisite Course(s)
PSY103 Statistics in Social Sciences
PSY206 Research Methods and Designs
PSY213 Computer Assisted Data Analysis or PSY214 Qualitative Research Methods
Course Aims
This whole-year course aims to provide an opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with research procedures and settings and prepare for doing an individual research project. By actively participating in ongoing research projects led by the departmental teaching staff, students will gain hands-on research experience and transferrable working skills. They will also have opportunities to apply and consolidate their research skills acquired from the pre-requisite courses and develop advanced research techniques.
Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

After completing the course, students should be able to:

1. identify and clear up their misconceptions and unrealistic assumptions about the
research process.

2. recognize ethical issues and practicalities at different stages of research;

3. apply technical research skills acquired from the pre-requisites courses and/or develop
advanced research techniques (e.g., cognitive experiments, neuroscientific methods);
4. utilize a range of IT applications to enhance functioning efficiency;
5. provide professional and technical assistance on data collection and analyses;
6. operate and communicate effectively in research and experimental settings;
7. demonstrate a sense of self-discipline and self-regulation competence (e.g., time
management, flexibility, and practical intelligence) through cooperative team work; 
8. critically evaluate previous theories and research;
9. derive research questions from a review of the literature;
10. and reflect on how research contributes to the understanding of humanmental
functions and behaviours.
Assessment Tasks
Assigned Duties
Learning Portfolio
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