Postgraduate Course: Research 1 (CLPS12036)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course is mandatory for all DClinPsychol first year postgraduate students. Research 1 provides the trainees with the skills necessary to develop a doctoral thesis proposal, covering quantitative and qualitative research methods, common statistical methods and ethical principles for conducting research within the NHS.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 24,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 10,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 10,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Other Study Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Placement Study Abroad Hours 5,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Trainees will be required to submit a detailed written proposal of around 5000 words for a doctoral level thesis. This will include a rationale for the study with appropriate reference to the wider literature, a consideration of the ethical issues.
|No Exam Information
| By the end of the course, students should have:
1. Knowledge and understanding of different quantitative and qualitative research methods and be able to reflect on the advantages and disadvantages of these methods for differing research questions.
2. An understanding of common statistical tests and be able to choose an appropriate test for different types of data.
3. An awareness of and ability to reflect on the ethical issues in conducting psychological research with human participants and of conducting research in the NHS specifically, and how these issues can be addressed.
4. An ability to apply the above knowledge and skills to the development of a detailed research proposal for a doctoral level thesis project.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Clinical Psychology, Research, Statistics, Thesis Proposal, Ethics, NHS
|Course organiser||Dr Emily Newman
Tel: (0131 6)51 3945
|Course secretary||Miss Kirsty Gardner
Tel: (0131 6)50 3889
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