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).
Faculty supervised independent research, with supervision provided weekly throughout the semester.
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:
Draft Methods Section 20%
Research Presentation 40%
Research Paper 40%
- To complete the research project proposed in PSYC 4400.
- To collect data on a topic using appropriate methodology.
- To analyze the data using appropriate statistical methods.
- To interpret the results in light of the literature review conducted in PSYC 4400.
- To write a publishable-quality APA style research paper describing the study, methods and results.
- To orally present results at a research conference and/or to their thesis supervisor.
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.
No corequisite courses.
No equivalent courses.
This course is not required for any other course.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||DOUG PSYC 4400 (3) & DOUG PSYC 4410 (3) = CAPU PSYC 490 (3) & CAPU PSYC 4XX (3)||2013/09/01 to -|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||CAPU PSYC 4XX (3)||2013/09/01 to -|
|College of the Rockies (COTR)||COTR PSYC 4XX (3)||2014/05/01 to -|
|Columbia College (COLU)||COLU PSYC 2nd (3)||2013/09/01 to -|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||No credit||2013/09/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU PSYC 4XX (3)||2013/09/01 to -|
|University Canada West (UCW)||UCW PSYC 4XX (3)||2017/01/01 to -|
|University Canada West (UCW)||No credit||2013/09/01 to 2016/12/31|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO PSYO 4th (3)||2013/09/01 to 2021/04/30|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV PSYC 4th (3)||2013/01/01 to 2021/04/30|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC PSYC 2XX (3)||2013/09/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||No credit||2013/09/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC PSYC 3XX (1.5)||2013/09/01 to -|