EDF6539 - Psychology thesis extension 3
12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Education
Leader(s): Dr P Greenway
The Psychology thesis is a research study, focusing on a particular theory, issue, challenge, dilemma, concern or problem in the field of psychology undertaken with a supervisor. Although students will be expected to demonstrate initiative and independence, the supervisor will offer guidance, support and feedback over the course of the research. The thesis is designed for students who are intending to undertake further higher degree studies. Graduates who have successfully completed the Psychology thesis will be able to use this 16,000 word study as evidence of independent research experience in an application for entry into the PhD or Doctor of Education programs.
By the completion of this unit (and EDF6535 Psychology thesis Part 1, EDF6536 Psychology thesis Part 2, EDF6537 Psychology thesis extension 1 and EDF6538 Psychology thesis extension 2), students should be able to produce a thesis that displays competence at understanding and carrying out research in the field of education, but with less emphasis on comprehensive knowledge and originality as required in a PhD or EdD.
Specifically, they should be able to:
- Devise a research topic to investigate that is feasible within the two-unit time frame
The Master of Psychology research component is a 5,000 - 7,000 word literature review (30%) and an empirical 9,000 - 11,000 word research report (70%) in journal article format (together with EDF6536, EDF6536, EDF6537 and EDF6538).
24 hours per week
Students may, after examination, require time to make substantial revisions to their thesis. A case needs to be made and with the support of their supervisor, a student may enrol in EDF6539.