The assessment is not a test or an exam. We do not expect you to become anexpert in all research methodologies presented in this module. However,we expect you to choose a topic, select a methodology and propose a research project. We also expect you to master the chosen methodology and to conduct a research project.
-Discovering research methods in applied psychology
-Reviewing previous literature with a critical eye
-Developing research questions -Choosing a methodology:
quantitative or qualitative or a mixed methods design?
-Considering ethical implications
-Writing a literature review -Presenting your research proposal
Develop your knowledge in occupational and business psychology by undertaking a critical review of literature.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the main quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methods Thinking skills
3. Demonstrate the ability to conceptualise, develop and articulate a clear rationale explaining the need for the chosen research. Subject-based practical skills
4. Demonstrate the ability to produce research questions and/or hypotheses. Skills for life and work (general skills)
5. Demonstrate written communication skills appropriate for a literature review appropriate for a professional readership.
6. Demonstrate competence in presenting and discussing research findings.
During the research orientation day, you will receive guidanceon howto develop your research project. You will all be assigned a supervisor who will also supervise your research project. The allocation of supervisors will be done based on your research project a few weeks after the beginning of your programme. All students can expect 16 hours of supervision over the course of their research project. Supervision may take the form of face-to-face contact, Skype, Facetime, telephone or email discussion, or a review ofa submitted draft etc. It is advisable that students and supervisors discuss the preferred supervisory style at the start. How supervision hours are distributed across teaching weeks will depend on the nature of the student's investigation
You will need to present yourresearch project.
This presentation willbecomprised of-the theoretical background that you used to create your research project-your aim(s)and hypotheses-your methodology (including target participants, materials, procedure and planned data analyses)-your results or expected results-the implication(s)of your researchThe oral presentation will assess the following learning outcomes-Demonstrate the ability to conceptualise, develop and articulate a clear rationale explaining the need for the chosen research.
-Demonstrate the ability to produce research questions and/or hypotheses.
-Demonstrate competence in presenting and discussing research findings.
-a detailed introduction of the theoretical background used to create your research project
-your aim(s)and hypotheses
-Your reference listThe literature review needsto be submitted electronically via Turnitin in Moodle.
Note that your work will be marked in the weeks following submission, but that results cannot be released until after the relevant University boards have met.
-Develop your knowledge in occupational and business psychology by undertaking a critical review of literature
-Demonstrate an understanding of the main quantitative and/orqualitative data collection and analysis methods
-Demonstrate written communication skills appropriate for a literature review and appropriate for a professional readership