ACADEMIC RESEARCH TRAINING - 2021/2
Module code: PSYM130
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This module provides students with an advanced knowledge of designing research in a particular field of psychology, in preparation for developing their own dissertations. The module will cover all aspects of research design, including literature reviews, forming hypotheses, ethical conduct, and study design.
SILVANTO Juha (Psychology)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: C831
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 9
Independent Learning Hours: 106
Seminar Hours: 13
Guided Learning: 11
Captured Content: 11
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes: designing a study; conducting literature reviews and forming hypotheses; methodological and ethical issues; research methods
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Oral exam or presentation||GROUP PRESENTATION||100|
Group presentation: If unable to attend the session, students will be asked to complete the presentation/discussion with two members of staff (in person in the first instance, or ‘virtually’ if necessary).
The assessment strategy is designed to prepare students for all aspects of designing and conducting research in their field of psychology. Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of: • 10-minute group presentation of a research proposal (assessing learning outcomes 1,2,3,4,5,6) • 2000 word mini-report. Data will be collected as a group; the Results and Discussion sections will be written up individually (assessing learning outcomes 1,3,4,5,6)
- provide students with practical experience of research design and methods
- provide students with an advanced understanding of recent research in a particular field of psychology, including how to think critically about this research
- enhance written and verbal communication skills through group work, presentation and discussion
|002||Demonstrate a reflective understanding of current research in a specific field of psychology||KC|
|003||Design a strategy for investigation (design, procedure, methods of data collection) that will address a research question and/or hypotheses that can be logically defended and is in accordance with the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and BPS ethical guidelines||KCP|
|004||Coherently articulate the benefits and limitations of particular styles of research||KC|
|005||Communicate ideas, theories and principles through written or oral means, adapting the content appropriately for each medium||KCPT|
|006||Work effectively in different groups to discuss and develop ideas||KCPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: • encourage students to think critically about research • prepare students for their dissertations by developing practical and professional skills • develop communication skills through group work and discussion The learning and teaching methods include: • Lectures (7 x 2hr) • Workshops (3 x 2hr) • Presentation / discussion sessions (1 x 2 hr) • Individual and group activities
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Formative feedback. Students will receive formative feedback on their review and research proposal during the workshops.
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.