Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 4
Target Students: MSc students in the School of Medicine (Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology, Division of Rehabilitation and Aging). Also available to PhD students (PGT and PGR)
|Full Year||Assessed by end of Spring Semester|
Summary of Content: This module considers a range of qualitative approaches suitable for psychologists. Students will be introduced to the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings and practical application of a number of qualitative research methods. The teaching will combine lectures, workshops, student-led seminars and self-directed study. Specific topics included will be: - developing qualitative research questions -consideration of philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of qualitative methods - choosing an appropriate qualitative method - the methods available - ethical issues in qualitative research - evaluation and critical appraisal of qualitative research evidence
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||10 weeks||1 per week||2 hours|
Method of Assessment:
|Coursework 1||100||Students will be provided with data for qualitative analysis. They will choose which kind of analysis to undertake and provide their rationale for this choice. They will then conduct an analysis of the data, presenting a results section.|
Dr N Hunt
Education Aims: The module introduces students to the theoretical, philosophical and conceptual underpinnings of qualitative approaches to research and considers when such approaches are appropriate in applied psychology and mental health research. A number of qualitative methods will be introduced, including thematic analysis, content analysis, discourse analysis, interpretative phenomenological analysis, grounded theory, narrative analysis. These methods will be considered in relation to a range of applied research topics.
Learning Outcomes: Acquire a working knowledge of models, approaches and methods used in applied psychological research. Develop the ability to critically appraise qualitative research methodologies in the field of applied psychology. Develop an ability to discuss theoretical arguments and/ or applied research findings in the field of applied psychology. Develop an ability to discuss and evaluate theory, methods and results of research in the field of applied psychology.
Offering School: Medicine
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