Forensic Psychology Project - PSYC6004

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Canterbury
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 6 45 (22.5) Joachim Stoeber checkmark-circle

Overview

All students are required to carry out an original piece of psychological research on a topic of their own choosing, and to then present it as a report that adheres to the conventions of academic psychology.

Details

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 42.5
Private study hours: 407.5
Total study hours: 450

Availability

Compulsory to the following courses:
• Psychology with Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons).

Method of assessment

Main Assessment Methods:
Project (5,000 words) (80%)*
Pre-registration assignment (1,800 words) (15%)
Professional Conduct (5%)
*This element is pass compulsory and must be passed to achieve the learning outcomes of the module.

Reassessment methods: Like for Like.

Indicative reading

The most up to date reading list for each module can be found on the university's reading list pages (https://kent.rl.talis.com/index.html).

• Forshaw , M. (2007). Easy statistics in Psychology: a BPS guide. Blackwell.
• Horst, J. (2015). The Psychology Research Companion: from student project to working life. Routledge.
• Israel, M., & Hay, I. (2006). Research ethics for social scientists. SAGE.

Learning outcomes

Subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module you will be able to:
1. Formulate a research question in light of the current Forensic Psychology literature.
2. Undertake appropriate selection of complex methods and procedures to investigate the research question.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical issues relating to research with human subjects.
4. Demonstrate experience of organising and manipulating complex data or research evidence.

Intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module youwill be able to:
1. Demonstrate an ability to develop literature search and writing skills.
2. Demonstrate the ability to solve problems through independent learning and generate ideas about directions for future research.
3. Demonstrate a development of intellectual skills, such as critical reflection and evaluation, time-management
4. Demonstrate transferable skills relating to numeracy, information technology, working with others, communication, problem solving, and independent learning

Notes

  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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