The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Research Project (Evolution & Human Bevahiour) - SE855
|Canterbury||Autumn and Spring||
Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module
|60 (30)||Johns Dr S E|
The information below applies to the 2013-14 session
The basic structure of the course is shown below:
October: Think about project – talk to supervisors during their office hours; 2hr induction seminar on choosing a supervisor and project topic.
November: Decide topic and supervisor
January (onwards): Meet regularly with supervisor as and when needed in their weekly office hours until the project report draft submission date.
end February: Deadline for school ethics form submission
March: Data collection started
August: Deadline for draft project report submission
September: Deadline for final project report submission
Method of assessment
- Each student will be given their own individual reading list from their research supervisor depending on their particular topic interest. General texts with cross-subject relevance include: • Bell, J. (2005). Doing Your Research Project: A Guide for First Time Researchers in Education and Social Science (4th Ed.). Open University Press. • Brace, N et al. (2006). SPSS for Psychologists (3rd edition). London: Palgrave Macmillan • Day, R.A. (1998). How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper (5th ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. • The British Psychological Society (1993). Code of Conduct, Ethical Principles and Guidelines. Leicester: BPS. • AAPA (2003). Code of Ethics of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. URL: http://www.physanth.org/positions/ethics.pdf
- Subject Specific Learning Outcomes To provide students with an advanced understanding of a specific area of evolutionary anthropology/psychology. To provide students with the opportunity to conduct a piece of research investigating questions of interest to evolutionary anthropology / psychology. To provide students with an advanced understanding of the applicability of various research methodologies to the investigation questions in evolutionary anthropology / psychology. To provide students with an understanding of key ethical issues in conducting research as documented in either producing and receiving ethical approval for a piece of research, or, in the case of existing data, showing appreciation of core ethical issues.