In this course students:
- learn to identify and describe key methodological issues relevant to a range of advanced research methods used in the field of Psychology, Health and Technology;
- learn how to report scientifically and reflexively about main methodological issues, relating to 1) data collection 2) data analysis, 3) quality criteria and 4) ethics;
- practice hands-on skills at basic level of advanced research methods in applied, ecologically valid settings;
Connection to the work field
The course will familiarize students with new, advanced research methods and paradigms that are expected to become increasingly important in both psychological research and applied (clinical) practice settings.
This course teaches Master students advanced skills in conducting and reporting research in technology-oriented clinical and health psychology. The course prepares for doing research such as the MSc thesis.
Students gain insight in state-of-the art academic and applied research methods. The focus is on how to solve dilemmas in everyday research practice with a keen eye to the reliability, validity and implementation value of the different methods.
The lecturers are experienced researchers who together cover a wide range of theoretical approaches and specific methods relevant to PHT research. They will share and reflect on their own research experience in order to provide students good real life examples of different aspects of the research process.
A combination of lectures, tutorials, home assignments, and online micro-lectures will provide guidance about dealing with the main issues involved in conducting research. Several tutorials will offer students hands-on knowledge about a variety of advanced research methods. The final assignment consists of a research paper or proposal on the basis of one selected research method.