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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Sam Wilson


This unit presents the latest developments in research design as well as advanced psychological theories that could be invoked to optimise the research process. Recent developments in the fields of decision biases, mood, creativity, and motivation will be applied to elucidate subtle complications in, and potential improvements to, research projects.


On completion of this unit students should:

  1. be equipped with the capacity to design research - including questionnaires and interventions that minimise the legitimacy of alternative explanations;
  2. be able to evaluate other research comprehensively and uncover limitations in these studies.


Students in the Master of Organisational Psychology will complete a 2500 word research proposal (100%)

Students in the Doctor of Psychology (Organisational Psychology) will complete a 3000 word research proposal (100%)

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Sally Carless