15 Credits AUTUMN



Aims/Description: This unit describes how multiple research methods can address current debates in Psychological research. Each session will cover a current debate and illustrate how research being conducted at the University of Sheffield and further afield is contributing to and shaping these debates. Subsequent group activities and discussions, will allow students to develop a position on contemporary debates in Psychology, informed by various research methods. Individual written work will allow students to explore one of the debates in depth allowing them to weigh up evidence, take a position on the debate and make suggestions for next research steps. The module will encourage critical appraisal, collaborative discussion and individual articulation of a position on contemporary debates in Psychology.

Restrictions on availability: For students studying the MSc in Psychological Research Methods

Staff Contact: Dr Chris Jones
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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