PSYCH591-20D (HAM)

Honours Dissertation

30 Points

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Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
School of Psychology

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: donna.walsh@waikato.ac.nz

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: alistair.lamb@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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The Honours Dissertation paper is composed of your dissertation and a workshop. The workshop is a school-wide component of PSYCH591, and counts for 10% of your overall PSYCH591 grade.

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Paper Structure

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We will have weekly meetings on Monday. In A Semester, we will meet in I.1.05 from 11:00AM - 1:00PM, and in B Semester we will meet in J.1.10 from 11:00AM - 1:00PM. There may be periods where we do not meet weekly, so as to give you time to do necessary work on your own, but you should plan for weekly meetings.

In this workshop you will learn real-world skills that are not only practiced by the wider scientific community, but are essential for your success in PSYCH591.

The required readings and resources can be accessed on-line from Moodle.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • read like a scientist
    Linked to the following assessments:
  • think like a scientist
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  • talk like a scientist
    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment

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In this workshop you will learn real-world skills that are practiced not only by the wider scientific community, but are essential for your success in PSYCH591. The assessment is therefore based on these real-world practices.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Dissertation (not a part of this workshop)
90
2. 5 slides presentation
5
3. Poster and delivery
5
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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To be announced in class.
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Online Support

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Course resources will be available on Moodle.

Other information of importance to all students which can be accessed via Moodle and from Psych Café (under forms and guides):

• Kaupapa Maori in Psychology Policy

• General guide for psychology students

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Workload

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PSYCH591 is a 30-point paper, which means the average student wanting the average passing grade should expect to devote 300 hours of work over the duration of the paper. This workshop will provide you with many of the skills you need to do your dissertation.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: PSYC590, PSYC591

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