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Psychology: Research Project

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In this module at Level 3, students engage in enquiry-led learning by undertaking the full process of designing and running an empirical study. In this way, they can develop their knowledge and understanding of the problems and complexities of conducting empirical research.

The module follows an apprenticeship model of research training. Regular meetings are held with the supervisor throughout the module. Each member of staff contributing to the module offers a set of Research Project topics. Students select a subset of these and are assigned a topic and supervisor.

Students then research the literature relevant to the topic and produce a formatively assessed research proposal. After consideration of this proposal with their supervisor, students make a submission to the School Ethics Committee. Data collection cannot begin until this submission has been approved.

Students conduct their own Research Project and report the findings in a scientific report and in a poster session.

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