1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
1 x 6-hour seminar once-only
1 x 1-hour on-line lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour project work weekly
Admission into MPSC-Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Assumed knowledge
Have advanced knowledge of research methods and statistics for the behavioural sciences.
Course context

This topic is taught and assessed as a continuum.

Topic description

This topic is focussed on the production of a scientifically written piece in the form of either a research paper, systematic review, or a meta-analysis. The research paper will be structured with an introduction, methods, results and discussion sections. Students will be tasked at the outset to find a supervisor and a project area, and with the supervisor, develop a research question. Students will be provided with a series of seminars in Research Project A that will teach students various research skills in relation to clinical psychology research, and which are intended to assist students in developing their written paper. For Research Project B/C, the student conducts independent study (no classes) yet seeks regular supervision from their designated supervisor.

Educational aims

This topic aims to develop students' research skills in the area of clinical psychology.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Critically analyse published research
  2. Formulate an original research question
  3. Synthesise published research findings (systematic review), published data (meta-analysis) or collect, analyse and interpret original research data (research paper) in the area of clinical psychology
  4. Write to the level expected when publishing in scientific journals