Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 4
Target Students: Postgraduate students in the Division of Rehabilitation & Ageing and Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology. Also open to PhD Students (both PGT and PGR).
|Autumn||Assessed by end of Autumn Semester|
Summary of Content: This module aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to effectively plan and design research as well as to critically appraise published research. Student will be introduced to how to write a literature review in a systematic way, how to write a research proposal, study designs (including developing research questions), ethics and practical issues when planning and conducting research. The module will also cover designing questionnaires, psychometric issues such as reliability and validity, using interviews and focus groups, and use if the internet and an introduction to online research methods.
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||5 weeks||1 per week||4 hours|
Method of Assessment:
|Coursework 1||100||1 x 3000 critical review of a published paper|
Dr S Thomas
Education Aims: This module aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to effectively plan and design research. The module will offer a critical analysis of methods of applied psychology and mental health research. On completion of the module the student should know the correct sorts of field based designs to use for research in applied psychology and mental health and how to interpret them appropriately.
Offering School: Medicine
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