This unit aims to offer students the opportunity to conduct a practically relevant, real-world small scale research project. Through small group supervision meetings trainees design a research project, and gain approval for their project from the University of Southampton Ethics and Research Governance Office and any Local Authority ethics committee as required. Following ethical approval, trainees then gain valuable experience conducting research, collecting and analysing data, and writing up the findings in an academic style at doctoral level. Trainees are encouraged to develop a research question and implement a project that generates new knowledge in a specific area in the field of educational psychology and serves to extend the discipline. Publication in academic or practice journals is encouraged and well supported by research staff (See PSYC8039 Dissemination and User Engagement Module). There is a focus in this module, where possible, on research with underrepresented groups and active engagement of service users.
Pre-requisites: RESM6012 and RESM6009 and RESM6011 and RESM6010