Research Project in Criminology,Legal or Forensic Psychology - SP809

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury
(version 2)
Autumn and Spring
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7 60 (30) DR E Alleyne

Pre-requisites

None

Restrictions

Available only to Forensic Psychology MSc-T students.

2019-20

Overview

This module entails the student undertaking independent empirical research on a forensic topic. The area is guided by the students' supervisor, but also informed by the Division of Forensic Psychology curriculum. The research is to be at a publishable level and should make an original contribution to the field, however it is not required to provide as comprehensive coverage or investigation as that which would be required for a PhD.

Details

This module appears in:


Contact hours

Total contact hours: None formally timetabled.
Private study hours: 600
Total study hours: 600

Availability

Available to students registered for the MSc in Forensic Psychology

Method of assessment

100% Coursework, formed of one review article (40%) and one empirical paper (60%).

Indicative reading

The module reading list can be found online at http://resourcelists.kent.ac.uk/index.html

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
8.1. Demonstrate advanced understanding of a specific area of Forensic Psychology by means of a complete critical research review and project report.
8.2. Conduct a piece of research investigating a forensic population/ or factors of relevance to forensic populations or forensic settings as evidenced in a complete project report.
8.3. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the applicability of various research methodologies to the investigation of Forensic Psychology by means of a complete project report.
8.4. Demonstrate an understanding of key ethical issues in conducting research on forensic populations 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 in the complete project report.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
9.1. Critically reason in relation to theory and research as documented in a complete critical research review, and project report.
9.2. Write up a piece of research for publication as documented in a complete critical research review, and project report.
9.3. Apply statistical procedures to real world research issues as documented in the complete project report.

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