(Note: See also Standards 5.3.12 – 5.3.15 for 5th and 6th year professional Masters research thesis requirements, and Standards 5.4.6 – 5.4.11 for professional Doctoral thesis requirements. 5th year Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology and Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Psychology courses are not required to have a research thesis but must cover this capability by means of other assignments or coursework).
Systematic inquiry involving problem identification and the acquisition, organisation, and interpretation of information allowing critical analysis and disciplined, rigorous, careful and scientific inquiry into psychological phenomena.
generating hypotheses based problem definition and other information;
designing interventions, therapeutic programs or other means to test hypotheses including an understanding of the principles of single case designs;
designing and implementing program evaluation;