The aim of this module is to train students to undertake research in the area of early intervention in psychosis. It provides them with the opportunity to work, uninterrupted, on a closely-supervised research project for approximately 20 weeks full-time or the equivalent in part-time study. This module should be taken last as part of the MSc in Early Intervention in Psychosis in order to enable students to use the specialist conceptual knowledge acquired from the other modules.
The research project will comprise of different stages including the generation of testable hypotheses; the development of an appropriate experimental design; the acquisition of empirical data, the analysis of the data using appropriate statistical methods; the critical evaluation of the results; the writing up of the project.
In addition to becoming proficient in the specific methods used for the purpose of their project, students will also acquire generic research skills. These include the requirements for ethical approval and research governance; the use of a chronological log which details everything the student has done as part of the project; writing a research report comprising of the introduction, methods, results, discussion and bibliography
Dr. Alexis Cullen
Module assessment - more information
One 7,500-10,000 word thesis reporting details of the research project the student has worked on, which counts towards 90% of the overall module mark.
One oral presentation in class context on the research project the student has worked on, which counts for 10% of the overall module mark.