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Simpson, Kerri L.; Wilson-Smith, Kevin – Psychology Teaching Review, 2017
This research explored the experience of five undergraduates who engaged with qualitative research as part of their final dissertation project. There have been concerns raised over the emotional safety of researchers carrying out qualitative research, which increases when researchers are inexperienced making this a poignant issues for lectures…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Learning Readiness, Qualitative Research
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Danquah, Adam N. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2017
This paper describes the development and delivery of an innovative approach to teaching qualitative research methods in psychology. The teaching incorporated a range of "active" pedagogical practices that it shares with other teaching in this area, but was designed in such a way as to follow the arc of a qualitative research project in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology
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Kingsley, Barbara E.; Robertson, Julia M. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2017
As a fundamental element of any psychology degree, the teaching and learning of research methods is repeatedly brought into sharp focus, and it is often regarded as a real challenge by undergraduate students. The reasons for this are complex, but frequently attributed to an aversion of maths. To gain a more detailed understanding of students'…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Research Methodology, Methods Courses
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Perham, Nick; Hodgetts, Helen; Sanders, Lalage D.; Heggs, Daniel – Psychology Teaching Review, 2017
Psychology Participant Pools (PPP) are known to be used within psychology departments in the United Kingdom as a way to promote understanding of psychological research and as a means to aid students and researchers to collect data. However, there is currently no information regarding the different practices undertaken in each department. This…
Descriptors: Psychology, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Longitudinal Studies
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Standing, Lionel G.; Astrologo, Lisa; Benbow, Felecia F.; Cyr-Gauthier, Chelsea S.; Williams, Charlotte A. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
This paper describes the novel use of parallel student teams from a research methods course to perform a replication study, and suggests that this approach offers pedagogical benefits for both students and teachers, as well as potentially contributing to a resolution of the replication crisis in psychology today. Four teams, of five undergraduates…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Methods Courses, Teaching Methods, Replication (Evaluation)
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Frankland, Lianne; Harrison, Jacqui – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
The shortage of social science graduates with competent quantitative skills jeopardises the competitive UK economy, public policy making effectiveness and the status the UK has as a world leader in higher education and research (British Academy for Humanities and Social Sciences, 2012). There is a growing demand for quantitative skills across all…
Descriptors: Intervention, Statistical Analysis, Social Sciences, Methods Courses
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Davies, Emma L.; Morys-Carter, Wakefield L.; Paltoglou, Aspasia E. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
Students often struggle with learning about statistics, which encompass a large proportion of a psychology degree. This pilot study explored how first- and final-year students reflected on their experiences of being taught this topic, in order to identify needs that could be addressed in a project to improve their learning. First-year students…
Descriptors: Statistics, Psychology, Educational Resources, Pilot Projects
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Robertson, Julia M.; Kingsley, Barbara E. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
The challenge of teaching Research Methods to frequently unwilling undergraduate psychologists has long been recognised. Whilst a number of studies have sought to investigate and address the barriers to its effective teaching, few have taken a quantitative approach and fewer still a longitudinal design in order to examine the efficacy of specified…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Research Methodology, Student Development, Psychology
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Morys-Carter, Wakefield L.; Paltoglou, Aspasia E.; Davies, Emma L. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
Statistics and Research Methods modules are often unpopular with psychology students; however, at Oxford Brookes University the seminar component of the second-year research methods module tends to get very positive feedback. Over half of the seminars work towards the submission of a research-based experimental lab report. This article introduces…
Descriptors: Psychology, Student Research, Research Methodology, Methods Courses
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Standing, Lionel G.; Grenier, Manuel; Lane, Erica A.; Roberts, Meigan S.; Sykes, Sarah J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
It is suggested that replication projects may be valuable in teaching research methods, and also address the current need in psychology for more independent verification of published studies. Their use in an undergraduate methods course is described, involving student teams who performed direct replications of four well-known experiments, yielding…
Descriptors: Replication (Evaluation), Research Methodology, Methods Courses, Psychology
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Jackson, Emma J.; Davies, Emma. L. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
Following the success of last year's teaching and career development workshop, this year's DART-P sponsored workshop at the Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (PsyPAG) Annual Conference held at Lancaster University focused on postgraduate's experiences of teaching research methods. This article provides a review of the invited speakers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Davies, Emma L.; Jackson, Emma J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
Gaining teaching experience is an important aspect of being a psychology postgraduate. We undertook an online survey of 140 postgraduates from 50 UK institutions to explore their experiences of teaching with a focus on research methods in order to inform training and workshop provision. Of the sample, 91 per cent were involved in some type of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Psychology, Teaching Methods
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Norton, Lin – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
It is just over 12 years since "Psychology Teaching Review"'s first Special Issue on action research psychology. In the guest editorial for that issue Lin Norton suggested that pedagogical action research can be controversial, and that for some academic psychologists it appears to be more than curriculum development rather than…
Descriptors: Action Research, Research Needs, Psychology, Relevance (Education)
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Cormack, Sophie; Bourne, Victoria; Deuker, Charmaine; Norton, Lin; O'Siochcru, Cathal; Watling, Rosamond – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
Psychology lecturers are well-qualified to carry out action research which would contribute to the theoretical understanding of learning as well as having practical benefits for students. Pedagogical action research demonstrates how knowledge of psychology can be applied to solve practical problems, providing role models of psychological literacy…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Educational Research, Action Research, Psychology
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Rosenkranz, Patrick; Fielden, Amy; Tzemou, Effy – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
Research methods teaching in psychology is pivotal in preparing students for the transition from student as learner to independent practitioner. We took an action research approach to re-design, implement and evaluate a module guiding students through a programmatic and pragmatic research cycle. These revisions allow students to experience how…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Psychology, Research Methodology, Action Research
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