Total Credits: 60
Level: Level 4
Target Students: Postgraduate students in the Divisions of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology and Rehabilitation and Ageing. 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.
|Full Year||Assessed by end of Summer Vacation|
Prerequisites: degree in psychology, or other relevant subject with permission from Head of Division.
Summary of Content: Empirical research project in applied psychology.
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||2 weeks||1 per week||1 hour|
Method of Assessment:
|Project 1||100||8,000 word Research portfolio|
Professor S Leka
Education 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 an organisational context.
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: Knowledge and Understanding of:
How to design a research study
How to secure ethical approval for a research study
How to analyse data
How to write up the study as if for publication in a scientific journal
How to report finding for an external audience
Practical and Professional Skills: written communication, project design, project management, professional/ethical conduct, data analysis, client-focused reporting, the ability to reflect on what the research means to practice.
Transferable skills:retrieve information from databases and the Internet.
Offering School: Medicine
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