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MOP5072 - Advanced research design and thesis proposal

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr Sally Carless


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


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%)