RESEARCH METHODS IN SUPERVISION & CONSULTATION - 2017/8

Module code: PSYM038

Module provider

Psychology

Module Leader

TIBBLES P Dr (Psychology)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

C800

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Assessment pattern

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

Alternative Assessment

N/A A mark of 50% or above in each assessment is required to pass the module

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.

Module overview

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.

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

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.

5. Sampling

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.

Assessment Strategy

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

None.

Reading list

Reading list for RESEARCH METHODS IN SUPERVISION & CONSULTATION : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/psym038

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Supervision and Consultation: Psychotherapeutic and Organisational Approaches MSc 1 Core A pass as determined by the relevant criteria is required to pass the module

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.