The aim of this dissertation is to engage students in supervised but independent work at an advanced level. This will comprise designing an original empirical project.
Students will be encouraged to integrate and practice the skills acquired during the course and to plan an investigation at Masters level in an area of specific interest to them. Additionally students will be expected to demonstrate a critical and evaluative understanding of the research process including the ethics, issues and problems in empirical research within health psychology.
The module will be assessed by three pieces of coursework: an online progress journal, a research protocol and an ethics application using the Coventry University online application process.
The intended learning outcomes are that on completion of this module the student should be able to:
1. Design a substantial and original piece of empirical research in the field of health psychology whilst working within appropriate ethical, resource, ability and time boundaries
2. Produce a research protocol and the accompanying documents required for a submission to the university research ethics review system.
3. Prepare and submit a research ethics application using the Coventry University online application form.
4. Keep an online journal recording and reflecting on dissertation progress and problem-solving. The journal is to be shared with both supervisors and the module leader.
There are no scheduled classes. Sessions to support your work on this dissertation preparation module will be provided in M152PY Introducing research informed practice in health psychology. Your work on this module should include meetings with your supervisory team to be arranged at mutually convenient times.