ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS FOR APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY - 2017/8

Module code: MANM356

Module provider

Surrey Business School

Module Leader

VISOCKAITE G Ms (SBS)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

C810

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Lecture Hours: 33

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT (QUANTITATIVE) 3000 WORD REPORT 50%
Coursework INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT (QUALITATIVE) 3000 WORD REPORT 50%

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module overview

Advanced research methods are a key differentiator of the approach of work and organizational psychologists to their practice with organizational clients and as scientists in conducting research in organizations.

This module is designed to enable students to develop skills and knowledge of advanced techniques that can be deployed flexibly in various research and practice settings. Learning will be key to student preparation for the dissertation.

Module aims

Build technical skills in advanced research methods, focusing on conducting research in organizations.

Develop skills and understanding of advanced research designs for theory testing (e.g. collecting longitudinal data for moderator and mediator testing; experimental design).

Introduce and allow practice of quantitative analytical techniques: factor analysis, structural equation modelling, multi-level modelling, network analysis, moderation and mediation testing.

Introduce and allow proactice of qualitative analytic techniques: content and thematic analysis, discourse analysis.

Develop students' critical understanding of the application of methods in research and practice.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Appreciate and understand the relevance advanced research methodology KCP
Understand research designs and their role in theory testing. KC
Understand advanced quantitative analysis techniques. KPT
Understand advanced qualitative techniques. KPT
Critically evaluate the role of research methods in applied practice and research. CP
Carry out advanced quantitative and qualitative analysis, and draw conclusions. CPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Advanced research designs
Advanced quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques
The role of methodology in practice and research in organizations

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Enable students to develop a practical and critical perspective on advanced methodology in work and organizational psychology.

The learning and teaching methods include:

 



Lectures from the Module Team


Practical activities applying techniques of analysis


Assignments that involve application of advanced techniques to draw conclusions


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:

Practical and technical skills in applying advanced research methods.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:



A 3000-word report based on analysis of a dataset provided by the module team


A 3000-word report based on conducting an interview, and content analysing the transcript



Formative assessment

Although not formally assessed, ongoing practical activities will enable student progress to be checked.

Feedback

Verbal feedback from the module team based on activities conducted in class. In writing feedback to the summative assessment of the individual portfolio.

Reading list

Reading list for ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS FOR APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/manm356

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.