At the doctoral level, this unit of study provides students with the experience of completing the writing of a thesis reporting an applied psychology research study. The thesis will normally be 40,000 - 60,000 words in length. It will involve development of theory, data collection and analysis, or a further study beyond the project required for the Master of Applied Psychology. Completion of this unit marks the completion of the research strand of the Doctor of Applied Psychology.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Plan a major research project;  
  2. Execute data gathering, analysis and interpretation; and  
  3. Apply independent research skills.  


Thesis (40,000 - 60,000 words) 100%. The thesis will be marked by at least two external examiners.

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