Department of Counselling and Psychology Course Outline
Course Title Research Thesis I
Course Code PSY401
Number of Credits 3
Duration of Weeks 15
Contact Hours Per Week Each student is to work out a schedule of appointments with the supervisor to discuss the progress of the research thesis. Each student is expected to meet with the supervisor at least five times during the semester.
Pre-requisite Course(s)
PSY103 Statistics in Social Sciences
PSY206 Research Methods and Designs
PSY213 Computer Assisted Data Analysis
Course Aims
Completion of Research Thesis I is the pre-requisite of enrolment of Research Thesis II and Research Thesis III. Students in PSY 401 are required to conceptualize their thesis topics, conduct literature survey, formulate research hypotheses, and design the research methods. All these works would be assessed through presentation and proposal writing exercises.
Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

After completing the course, students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge gaps appeared in the relevant literature;

2. Formulate hypotheses or questions;

3. Construct appropriate research protocols;

4. Construct a presentation of research ideas;

5. Write a research proposal.

Assessment Tasks
General Performance
Research Presentation
Research Proposal
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