COURSE INFORMATION (2013 ENTRY)
12 months full-timeHealth and Life Sciences
Northumberland Building, Newcastle City Campus
This new course provides a grounding and training in research methods and skills, it aims:
- To provide a broad and practical education in psychological research training which is informed by staff research experience.
- To attract high-quality students who wish to study research methods in psychology and their practical applications.
- To equip students with a range of transferable academic and employment-related skills.
- To provide a distinctive specialist postgraduate programme which incorporates professional training and advanced study in psychological research.
- To equip students with the critical skills to enable them to plan, execute, analyse and disseminate high-quality psychological research.
Successful graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate a systematic understanding of different psychological research methodologies and a critical awareness of key relevant issues within psychological research activity.
- Demonstrate awareness of professional and ethical issues relating to planning, conducting and disseminating research.
- Show originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established research techniques are used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline.
- Communicate effectively using oral and written means.
- Work productively with others and also work independently.
- Use computers for word processing, data management and statistical analysis.
- Use the internet for learning, research and communication.
- Demonstrate competency in research design, planning, data collection, analysis, interpretation and report writing.
- Identify appropriate research questions, translate them into scientific hypotheses and design, plan, implement and disseminate a research study of scientific merit.
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
Assessments will be a mixture of examinations and coursework.
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