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Psychology research project

24 points, SCA Band 1, 0.500 EFTSL

Undergraduate – Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal datesfor the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.




Ms Dionne Morris


South Africa

  • Full year 2018 (On-campus)


AZA4430, AZA4420, AZA4445, AZA4480


The aim of the unit is to enhance students’ research competencies and to promote an in-depth understanding of a particular area of interest. By incorporating three distinct but interdependent modules: Research Design and Analysis (RDA); Research Ethics and Research Project, this unit will promote an integrated approach to advancing students’ research competencies.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. Apply the fundamental principles, methods and techniques necessary to carry out sound research design and analysis.
  2. Appreciate the ethical codes and principles of conducting research in the South African context and globally.
  3. Critique, interpret, systematise and integrate theoretical analyses and empirical findings and present them in a cohesive written review.
  4. Conceptualise a topic against the backdrop of relevant theoretical formulations and extant research findings.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 576 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Maboe Mokgobi

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Psychology – South Africa

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