Faculty supervised independent research, with supervision provided weekly throughout the semester.
A specific topic area will be agreed upon by the supervisor and student. The student and, if necessary, the supervisor will identify a list of readings for the literature review. The content and design of the research project must be approved by the supervisor and the Research Ethics Board (if necessary).
- To conduct a literature review of the published work in a specific topic area in Psychology.
- To critically analyze previous work in the topic area and identify potential limitations.
- To develop a testable hypothesis in the area of interest.
- To design a methodology to test an original hypothesis related to Psychology.
- To complete a Research Ethics Board application for research involving Human subjects.
Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. Evaluation will be based on course objectives. The supervisor will provide the student with clear outcomes depending on the nature of the project.
The following is an example of a possible evaluation scheme:
Literature Review 40%
Research Ethics Board application 20%
Research Proposal 40%
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
To be determined by the topic and thesis supervisor.
Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology Honours Program or Department permission.