This unit (APM6070) of study is a continuation of the same project undertaken in APM6030 Thesis Research. In this unit however, students are expected to devote proportionately more of their study time to completing their research project than during other semesters. The unit is designed to provide students with the experience in planning, conducting, analysing and reporting a major research project in their area of interest. The thesis will be of the same quality as a Master degree by research, but the scope of the research is smaller.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Identify an academic research question and design a research project to investigate this thesis;  
  2. Choose a research methodology and methods and use these methods to collect and analyse data;  
  3. Utilise standard APA (6th) formatting style;  
  4. Apply academic learning to construct an original research thesis;  
  5. Produce an original research thesis based upon a topic with either Community Psychology or Sport Psychology relevance; and  
  6. Evaluate project outcomes and determine the implications for the specialist area.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Thesis Thesis will be assessed by two independent markers 100%
Minimum effective word limit 10000 words

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