Singapore University of Social Sciences

Capstone Psychology Project

Capstone Psychology Project (PSY499)


Unlike other content courses, which emphasizes the acquisition of psychological knowledge and its applications, this course aims to develop in students the knowledge and skills to conduct an independent inquiry and write up a report on your research study.

Level: 4
Credit Units: 10
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Writing a dissertation/ experimental report
  • Formulating a research question
  • Conducting a literature review
  • Ethics application
  • Experimental design and related considerations
  • Experimental methodology
  • Data collection and related considerations
  • Data analyses
  • Reporting results
  • Discussing results and findings
  • 3-Minute thesis presentation
  • Oral presentation

Learning Outcome

  • Create an independent research report
  • Formulate a research question
  • Appraise the research literature
  • Compose research hypotheses
  • Design a research study
  • Prepare a research proposal
  • Assess and select and/or design measures
  • Collect data
  • Test your hypotheses
  • Analyse data using descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Discuss the results
  • Defend your research orally
  • Prepare a research report in accordance with the American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines
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