PSYC20044 - Applied Positive Psychology Project A

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Applied Positive Psychology Project A is the first of two integrated units. In these units, you will plan and design a research project - either a research study or systematic review - in an applied positive psychology/wellbeing and/or resilience-related field. Under the supervision of a qualified Academic supervisor, you will develop a research project proposal. This will involve undertaking (i) a preliminary literature review to identify and support your proposal; and (ii) developing a project plan, including proposed Methods, Data Collection and Analysis sections. As part of the unit, you will also complete a relevant ethics application for a proposed project. In the unit Applied Positive Psychology Project B (PSYC20045), which is Stage 2 of the process, following proposal approval, you will undertake your research study or systematic review.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites: PSYC20036; PSYC20037; PSYC20038; PSYC20039; PSYC20040; PSYC20041; PSYC20042; PSYC20043

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Research Proposal 0%
2. Practical Assessment 0%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student feedback (evaluations).
Feedback
Students were pleased with the flexibility of tasks and ability to work autonomously, but with oversight from supervisors and Unit Coordinator when needed.
Recommendation
Students will continue to work autonomously with oversight and support from their project supervisor and the Unit Coordinator.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback (evaluations).
Feedback
One student indicated that requirements were clear and feedback was very helpful, while another suggested that further clarity in the unit information booklet would benefit them.
Recommendation
The unit information booklet will be reviewed to see where additional guidance and resources can be provided.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback (evaluations).
Feedback
Students indicated that they would like refresher material on research principles and design.
Recommendation
The course team will develop additional materials on research principles and design. The course team are also investigating whether the inclusion of a required textbook would benefit students as they prepare their research proposal and design a study.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge and ethical approaches from relevant research domains to develop a proposal for an applied Positive Psychology research project
  2. Apply critical evaluation skills to identify and evaluate relevant research literature for a research project
  3. Complete a relevant research ethics application for a project.

N/A - the Master of Applied Positive Psychology has no accreditation requirements.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Research Proposal
2 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Research Proposal
2 - Practical Assessment