The overall aim of this module is to provide students with a grounding in the techniques appropriate to research in applied qualitative psychology. This includes developing knowledge and skills in planning, carrying out and writing about qualitative research in applied psychology at a post graduate level, and a sophisticated awareness of problems, issues and ethics in applied research in psychology. Students work will be clearly embedded with the BPS code of ethical conduct.
By the end of this module you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the theoretical basis, problems and issues involved in qualitative approaches to research.
2. Demonstrate the ability to conduct psychological research using a range of qualitative research methods.
3. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the role of qualitative methods in psychology research.