Summer Research Project PSYCH4079
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Psychology
- Credits: 24
- Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
- Typically Offered: Summer
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
An undergraduate research-based project for visiting students.
Full time between mid-June and end of July (6 weeks).
Requirements of Entry
Normally a United States GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
Assessment has 4 components: a literature review ("Report" 15%) which is undertaken in advance of starting the 6-week project; the supervisor's assessment based on research notebook, research performance, attitude and participation (20%); an oral presentation (10%) which takes place during the last week; and a dissertation (55%) which is submitted on the last day of the 6-week project.
Main Assessment In: August
Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No$reassessOppTxt
To provide an opportunity to undertake a research project and present the results both in the form of a research article and as an oral presentation.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Prepare a preliminary list of goals to be achieved during the project in collaboration with the project supervisor.
■ Apply research skills appropriate to their areas of specialization
■ Demonstrate proficiency in literature searching, analysis, and interpretation
■ Analyse data, and interpret and present results
■ Utilise principles and practice of statistical analysis and/or other state of the art analysis and research tools relevant to their research interests
■ Write detailed scientific papers
■ Present research results orally
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components of the course's summative assessment. Full time attendance for 6 weeks of the project.