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Undergraduate | LTU-PSY3PRP-2023

Psychological Research in Practice

Study method

100% online


100% online

Entry requirements

Part of a degree


12 weeks

Start dates

  • 31 July 2023

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About this subject

What you'll learn

Investigate, synthesise, and critically evaluate key theoretical features of psychological research.

Apply independent learning, psychological knowledge, critical thinking and analytical judgement to write research reports on psychological topics.

Apply advanced psychological and statistical knowledge to develop creative answers to real-world psychological research questions.

Use information ethically and with culturally sensitively in the design and conduct of psychological research.

Work effectively and collaboratively in teams.

    • The science of psychology.
    • Confident design and measurement.
    • Methodology: experimentation, observation, and lived experience.
    • Drawing meaning from numbers.
    • Research challenges, excitement, and relevance.
  • This subject is a capstone subject that brings together, reinforces, extends, and illustrates applications of psychological research. You will conduct an in-depth investigation in an area of psychology and generate a research report that has implications for the practice and discipline of psychology. You will apply your knowledge in ethics, research methods, and psychological theories to practical and applied issues, and have an opportunity to reflect on your future career. 

    • Group Poster Presentation (10 minutes plus 5 minutes Q&A; 500-words, per student) (15%)
    • Research Project write-up (2000-words) (50%)
    • Online Quizzes (Four quizzes; 1500-words equivalent) (35%)
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Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • LAT-PYS-DEG-2023 - Bachelor of Psychological Science


  • LAT-BUS-DEG-2023 - Bachelor of Business
  • LAT-ART-DEG-2023 - Bachelor of Arts

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

and one of


Prerequisites: Students must be admitted into the following course - SBPSO or undertaking a Psychological Science major (MJR-PSY01). Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed PSY3RPB (Research Project in Psychology B) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees

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Bachelor of Psychological Science

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Bachelor of Business

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Bachelor of Arts