Course Title: Research Thesis 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Research Thesis 2

Credit Points: 24.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


150H Health Sciences


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006


Bundoora Campus


150H Health Sciences


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006

Course Coordinator: Dr Amanda Richdale

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7366

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Bundoora

Course Coordinator Availability: Not available Fridays

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Students undertaking this course must have successfully completed Research Thesis 1 (BESC 1108/1109)

Course Description

This course consists of two components: (1)  Presentation of the research project proposal and the research project results; and (2) A written thesis in the form of a journal article.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Students will learn the skills of giving a conference-style presentation.  Students will also learn the skills of carrying out a piece of scientific research in psychology by directly engaging in the research process.

At the conclusion of this course, students will be expected to be able to:
1. Prepare and present a research proposal.
2. Prepare and present the results of a research project .
3. Collect, record, and analyse their research data using appropriate data analysis methods.
4. Present the results of their research in the form of a scholarly journal article

Overview of Learning Activities

Under the guidance of their research supervsior, the student will build on the skills learnt in Research Thesis 1 by further engaging in the research process in a way that mimics the real-world research process as much a possible.

Overview of Learning Resources

Course handbook on-line on the RMIT DLS

Acess to RMIT student computers

RMIT Library - texts and journals

Psychology test library

Overview of Assessment

1. Two research presentations

2. One research thesis