PY7PA6 - Research Project (2017/18)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2017/18|
|Module title||Research Project|
|Module level||Masters (07)|
|Credit rating for module||60|
|School||School of Social Sciences|
|Total study hours||600|
|Running in 2017/18||
This module supports the process of planning and executing a research project.
To develop to an advanced level the research skills that are introduced in the MSc research methods modules
To provide a formal framework for supervising research project work
To enable students to relate research methods and principles taught to a range of different research applications
To enable students to present their work to others in an academic manner
This module consists of supervision of projects and there is no taught syllabus.
However, general support workshops in Week 6 Autumn semester (not specific to this module) will cover:
1. Requirements, time-scale and planning,
2.Ethics and ethical applications
Learning and teaching
Supervision meetings and independent learning will be the main focus of this module. The entire process of the project is central to pdp.
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
• Plan and execute, using independent judgement, a piece of original research relevant to health and addiction psychology
• Demonstrate innovation and originality of thought with respect to basic and applied research
• Select, carry out and interpret research findings using either quantitative or qualitative analysis techniques to an advanced level of capability
• Critically interpret and place their own research within the wider context of psychological research
• Write a detailed and concise project dissertation in a research paper format suitable for publication
• Be able to defend their research ideas through presentation of a research poster and defence of their findings.
• Demonstrate knowledge and a critical understanding of the role of research in the academic
and professional development of psychology, including the philosophy, ethics and purpose of research
This module is assessed in three ways:
1. Project proposal (10%)
2. Oral presentation/poster of 20 minutes (15%)
3. Project (10000 words; 75%).
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