Research Methods & Statistics
Rhedir gan School of Human and Behavioural Sciences
10.000 Credyd neu 5.000 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Prof Fay Short
This module will provide you with an opportunity to further develop your research skills to gather and analyse quantitative and qualitative data in a therapeutic context.
Evidence-based practitioners are not only able to read research and incorporate the latest developments into their practice, but they also contribute to the evidence base by conducting their own research studies. This module will train you to be a researcher in counselling by guiding you on how to ethically design a research study and analyse quantitative and qualitative data in a way that allows you to draw conclusions for future counselling practice.
You will gain a practical and applied understanding of how to manage a research project from initial proposal through to producing a research report. You will also consider the risks and limitations of research and critically evaluate how this can impact on your practice as a counsellor. This training will provide you with the knowledge and understanding to propose your own research project addressing an original therapeutic question, and this will form the basis of your Masters dissertation.
Topics covered in this module include: • Research Ethics (Research Proposal) • Quantitative: Designing Research (Research Design) • Quantitative: Data Analysis (Analysing Data) • Quantitative: Descriptive Analysis (Mean, Mode, median) • Quantitative: Inferential Analysis (T-TEST, ANOVA, Correlation) • Qualitative: Designing research (Research Design) • Qualitative: Data Analysis (Grounded Theory, Thematic Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Narrative Inquiry) • Self in the Research (Researcher as Participant) • Planning Research (Research Group Formation) • Planning Research • Research Ethics Please note that these topics are subject to change dependent on staff availability, unexpected circumstances, and the assessed needs of the students.
• Limited use of research with appropriate application of methods and statistics • Some knowledge of Research Methods and Statistics • Understanding of the main concepts, but with factual errors in non-core concepts • Limited analysis showing only obvious points of evaluation and links between ideas • Highly limited originality in approach, interpretation, and/or voice • Highly limited evidence of independent research • Arguments presented but lack coherence with evidence for only some claims • Focused but with some irrelevant material and weaknesses in structure • Acceptable presentation with appropriate expression • Attempt at correct format in appropriate referencing style
• Good use of research with appropriate application of methods and statistics • Strong knowledge of Research Methods and Statistics • Clear understanding and mostly free of factual errors • Some analysis showing critical evaluation and links between ideas • Some originality in approach, interpretation, and/or voice • Some independent research • Coherent arguments with evidence for most claims • Focused and well structured • Good presentation with accurate and appropriate expression • Mostly correct format in appropriate referencing style
• Excellent use of research with appropriate application of methods and statistics • Comprehensive knowledge of Research Methods and Statistics • Detailed understanding with no factual errors • Critical analysis showing evaluation and synthesis of ideas • Originality in approach, interpretation, and/or voice • Extensive independent research • Logically defended arguments with evidence for all claims • Highly focused and well structured • Excellent presentation with accurate and appropriate expression • Correct format in appropriate referencing style
Critically understand and apply different approaches to research study
Analyse qualitative research data
Analyse quantitative research data
Generate an original research proposal with a critical understanding of how data can be gathered and analysed
Critically appraise research risks within the bounds of appropriate ethical guidelines.
|PRAWF DOSBARTH||Classroom Exercises||
Eight exercises across the semester. Approx. 30mins each to complete, but unlimited time provided Scheduled for weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ethics form proposing an ethical and pragmatic research project for the final dissertation, incorporating a review of 1000wds critically exploring published research and theory into a key issue in counselling or psychotherapy and justifying the need for the proposed research. Proposal assessment incorporates an ethics gateway test which must be passed for the student to receive their grade on the proposal.
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
|Practical classes and workshops||
Your computer lab will give you an opportunity to apply your understanding of research skills in practice.
Your lecture will explore key issues relating to quantitative and qualitative research in counselling and psychotherapy.
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
- Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
- Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
- Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
- Understand the scientific underpinnings of psychology as a discipline.
- Communicate psychological concepts effectively in written form.
- Be computer literate for the purpose of processing and disseminating psychological data and information.
- Retrieve and organise information effectively.
- Handle primary source material critically.
- Engage in effective teamwork for the purpose of collaborating on psychological projects.
- Use effectively personal planning and project management skills.
- Work effectively under pressure (time pressure, limited resources, etc) as independent and pragmatic learners.
- Problem-solve by clarifying questions, considering alternative solutions, making critical judgements, and evaluating outcomes.
- Reason scientifically and demonstrate the relationship between theory and evidence.
- Carry out empirical studies by operationalizing research questions, generating hypotheses, collecting data using a variety of methods, analysing data using quantitative and/or qualitative methods, and present and evaluate research findings (under appropriate supervision).
- Comprehend and use psychological data effectively, demonstrating a systematic knowledge of the application and limitations of various research paradigms and techniques.
- Use a range of statistical methods with confidence.
- Employ evidence-based reasoning and examine practical, theoretical and ethical issues associated with the use of different methodologies, paradigms and methods of analysis in psychology.
- Use a variety of psychological tools, including specialist software, laboratory equipment and psychometric instruments.
- Be aware of ethical principles and approval procedures.
Rhestrau Darllen Bangor (Talis)http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/ppc-4005.html
American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. (2016). Ethical Field, Andy. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS statistics. London, UK: Sage. Framework for the Counselling Professions. Leicestershire, UK: BACP. British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. (2012). Anthology of Research Information Sheets. Leicestershire, UK: BACP. British Psychological Society. (2014). Code of Human Research Ethics. Leicester, UK: BPS. McLeod, J. (2015). Doing Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy. London, UK: Sage. Vossler, A., & Moller, N. (2015). The Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Handbook. London, UK: Sage.
Rhagofynion a Chydofynion
- PPC-4004: Therapeutic Process and Contex
- PPC-4002: Approaches and Therapies 1
- PPC-4003: Counselling Skills
- PPC-4001: Research Skills
Rhagofynnol ar gyfer:
- PPC-4006: Approaches and Therapies 2
- PPC-4008: Mental Health and Wellbeing
- PPC-4007: Advanced Counselling Skills
Cydofynnol ar gyfer:
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- C8DX: MSc Counselling year 1 (MSC/CNSL)