Applied research skills to locate, critically evaluate and apply research are essential to practice as an evidence-based psychologist. This topic will equip students with an understanding of the practical aspects of research most relevant to practicing psychologists. The focus will be on extending student's research skills in interpreting and evaluating research literature to ensure that they are equipped to use the best available evidence when making decisions regarding the assessment and treatment of clients. Students will also be introduced to methodologies to collate and evaluate their own outcomes and to report research findings. Ethical considerations and other issues related to applied research will also be considered.
This topic aims to: