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Approaches to Applied Research


Saturday 20 April - Wednesday 03 July 2024, 10.30am-1.15pm

12 sessions - Check class timetable


Building on the understanding gained in Research Methods for Psychology (Introduction), our Approaches to Applied Research short course helps you develop an understanding of the demands of applied research with a particular consideration of research in the field of educational psychology or similar applied context such as work or health.

You will further develop your understanding of data collection and analysis, and carry out a mini class experiment and a critical analysis of published research.

Assessment is via a 1500-word abbreviated laboratory report (25%), 1500-word critical analysis of a published paper focusing on applied research (50%) and one-hour timed test assessing the practical use of SPSS (25%).

15 credits at level 5

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.