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C84ARP Applied Research Project
(Last Updated:06 September 2017)

Year  10/11

Total Credits: 60

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Postgraduate students in the Institute of Work, Health and Organisations There is a limited number of places on this module. Students are reminded that enrolments which are not agreed by the Offering School in advance may be cancelled without notice.  Available to JYA/Erasmus students.

Taught Semesters:

Full Year Assessed by end of Summer Vacation 

Prerequisites: degree in psychology, or other relevant subject with permission from Head of Institute.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  Empirical research project in applied psychology.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 3 weeks1 per week4 hours
Tutorial 4 weeks1 per week4 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
Group-based and individual supervision as determined by supervisors (minimum 10 hours supervision). Total contact time: 10 hours supervision (minimum); self study: about 440 hours.

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Project 1 100 8,000 word Research portfolio 

Dr S Thomas

Education Aims:  AIMS: The project is designed to provide students with the opportunity to engage in, and learn from, supervised project work in applied psychology. The emphasis is on applied research and associated methods in a work-related context. OBJECTIVES: On completion of this module, students should be able to: design, manage, analyse and report on an empirical study in applied psychology understand the social psychological and management skills necessary for the successful completion of such a study

Learning Outcomes:  Transferable skills include: Cognitive Skills: problem-solving, analysis & synthesis, critical evaluation, self-evaluation, independent learning and group learning. Practical Skills: time management, library research, computer literature searches, IT and data analysis. Professional Skills: teamwork, oral communication, written communication, project design, project management, professional/ethical conduct and client-focused reporting.

Offering School:  Medicine

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