RESEARCH METHODS IN SUPERVISION & CONSULTATION - 2017/8
Module code: PSYM038
TIBBLES P Dr (Psychology)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 116
Lecture Hours: 34
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||EVALUATION AND CRITIQUE OF A RESEARCH ARTICLE/S (1000 - 1500 WORDS)||50|
|Coursework||MSC RESEARCH DISSERTATION PROPOSAL OR CRITIQUE OF QUANTATIVE RESEARCH ARTICLE/S (1000 - 1500 WORDS)||50|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
At least one of the following three: A practitioner psychologist (clinical, counselling, educational, occupational, health, forensic) eligible to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. A qualified psychotherapist or counsellor (psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, systemic, integrative) eligible to be registered with the UKCP, BPC, BABCP, AFT or BACP. Qualification in a relevant profession with training in psychology at an undergraduate and/or postgraduate level (teaching, medicine, nursing, human resources, social work, occupational therapy). All candidates should be qualified professionals who have given supervision and consultation and who as part of their employment will be able to supervise and consult to others.
This core module will provide student supervisors/consultants with an understanding of the philosophy underlying quantitative research methods, have an in-depth understanding of a range of qualitative research methods, be able to constructively critically evaluate research reports on supervision and consultation, and understand how to conduct a small scale research project in “real world” contexts based on one of those methods.
This module can be purchased as an independent CPD module.
Constructively evaluate the contribution of research evidence to the practice of supervision and consultation
Access relevant research literature in order to develop an evidence-based approach to supervision and consultation practice.
Be familiar with the process undertaken when planning ethical and empirically sound research studies relevant to the practice of supervision and consultation within different work contexts.
Critically evaluate the main qualitative methods of analysis relevant to small scale research in supervision and consultation
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
1. General Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Research: Ontological and Epistemological assumptions: Choosing a methodology: How to devise methods and designs which economically and effectively address the hypotheses/research questions posed.
2. Conducting your own research project and supervising a research project as researcher and practitioner. Getting started:
3. Identify an appropriate topic (according to the present state of research, literature or/and service needs).
4. Generating and refining hypotheses/research questions.
6. Ethical considerations (research proposals which recognise the requirements of validating bodies (e.g. University Ethical Committee; COREC, R & D committee).
7. Evaluation of research (Qualitative and Quantitative).
Potential Qualitative Topics
1, Interpretative methods of Data Collection and Data Analysis I: GT.
2. Interpretative methods of Data Collection and Data Analysis II: IPA.
3. Significant events research, Comprehensive Process Analysis and Qualitative Observation.
4. Discourse Analysis and Narrative.
Potential Quantitative Topics
1. Designing surveys.
2. Case study approach and service evaluations.
3. Statistical refresher course (using SPSS).
4. Analysing and reporting quantitative data.
Methods of Teaching / Learning
Lectures and class exercises and workshop bases. Tutorials and problem-shooting clinics will run in parallel to the formal teaching curriculum. SurreyLearn will be used by students to access some of the material and to join a discussion group.
The summative assessment for this module consists of:
Evaluation and critique of a research article/s (1000-1500 words). A mark of 50% or above must be obtained to pass this assignment.
An MSc research dissertation proposal or a critique of quantitative research article/s (1000-1500 words). A mark of 50% or above must be obtained to pass this assignment.
Formative assessment and feedback
Reading list for RESEARCH METHODS IN SUPERVISION & CONSULTATION : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/psym038
Programmes this module appears in
|Supervision and Consultation: Psychotherapeutic and Organisational Approaches MSc||1||Core||Each unit of assessment must be passed at 50% to pass the module|
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