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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2009 - 2010

Module Title Research & Psychotherapy
Module Code NS591
School School of Nursing and Human Sciences

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Level 5 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
To provide a review of different approaches to research. To engender reflexivity and critical thinking. To encourage trainees to incorporate research into practice.

Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes: Ability to design a research project. Acquisition of research skills through experience . Appreciation of ethical issues in research. Capacity to critically evaluate research. Ability to apply understanding to record keeping and case management. Ability to make use of research findings in practice.

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 4
Tutorials 8
Laboratories 8
Seminars 39
Independent Learning Time 16

Total 75
Assume that a 5 credit module load represents approximately 75 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
Why research: aims and goals of research. Critical and reflexive stances: the production of research. Elements of research procedure: Design, data collection and analysis. Experiential methods: Design, internal and external validity. Survey methods: Sampling and survey design. Measurement: Reliability and validity. In depth interviews: Design and analysis. Case studies: Selection and observation. Quantitative and qualitative data: Analysis and interpretation. Generalisability of research findings. Ethical issues. Research in practice.
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Indicative Reading List
Essential Reading List Evans, 1.D. (1995) Invitation to Psychological Research. N.V.: Holt, Rinehart & Winston. Kopala, M. and Suzuki, L. (1999) (eds.) Using Qualitative Methods in psychology. Sage, London McLeod, J. (2005) Qualitative Research In Counselling and Psychotherapy. Sage, London Cresswell, J.W. (2005) Educational Research. New Jersey, Pearson Supplementarv Reading List Cooper, H.M. (1989) Integrating Research: A Guide for Literature Reviews. Sage, London Dillon, J.T. (1990) The Practice of Questioning. Routledge, London Ellis, C. & Flaherty, M. (1992) (eds.) Investigating Subjectivity: Research on Lived Experience. Thousand Oaks, Calif. Sage. Feltham, C. (1998) (ed.) Witness and Vision of the Therapists. Sage, London May, T. (1993) Social Research Issues, Methods and Process. Buckingham: Open University Press. Reason, P. (1994) (ed.) Participation in Human Inquiry. Sage, London Reason P., with Rowan 1. (1981) (eds.) Human Enquiry - A Sourcebook of New Paradigm Research. Chichester: Wiley. Smith, 1.A., Harre, R. & van Langenhove, L. (1995) (eds.) Rethinking Methods in Psychology. Sage, London Relevant Journals Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology Clinical Psychology Review
Programme or List of Programmes
GDPCGDip in Int. Counselling & Psychotherapy