Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedBerwick First semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Mark Symmons


Previously coded PSS4711


This unit serves as both an expansion of undergraduate background knowledge and as a preparation for further studies and research. The chosen topics of study will include issues of professional concern such as ethical issues in research and practice, and methodology and statistical techniques appropriate to evaluate various therapeutic interventions and experimental manipulations.


On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Identify and address ethical issues in professional practice and research;
  2. Determine and apply appropriate research method(s) and data collection techniques;
  3. Determine and apply appropriate statistical techniques and interpret the outcomes
  4. Produce sound research proposals that will generate useful outcomes
  5. Usefully participate in a peer review process to assess research


Written work: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Mark Symmons

Contact hours

One to two hours per week


Undergraduate degree with Psychological Studies, Psychology or related major