Postgraduate Course: Evaluation and Research (CLPS11010)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will provide an introduction to systems and methods of applied research and evaluation. Applied quantitative and qualitative research methods will be introduced on the basis of applied examples of audit and evaluation of mental health services as well as individual treatment evaluations.
The course will introduce the use and application of statistical software packages. The course will further teach the appraisal of research evidence and the design and implementation of audit and evaluation projects. Particular emphasis will be placed on user participation and research ethics.
Please note: this course is available to students on the MSc Applied Psychology for Children and Young People programme only.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Please note: this course is available to students on the MSc Applied Psychology for Children and Young People programme only.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 91,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Small scale research design proposal form.
||Formative feedback will be given on individual research presentations within teaching sessions.
Summative feedback will be given on the research proposal form via Learn.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Select and apply appropriate criteria to the choice of a specific area for investigation.
- Identify, analyse and apply critically key issues in research design, in data collection, data analysis and in evaluation
- Prepare a protocol for a small-scale research study in the field of applied psychology or clinical service demonstrating sound methodological knowledge and appropriate ethical awareness.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Taught within set blocks amounting to 10 days of teaching of approximately 6.5 hours per day.
|Course organiser||Dr Fiona Duffy
Tel: (0131 6)51 3935
|Course secretary||Mrs Clara Shaw
Tel: (0131 6)50 3037