Psychological Research in Clinical Settings


An introduction to practical, ethical and design issues in applied research. Sample topics:

  • Research in a professional context: preparing for professional working environments; the rewards and challenges of applied research
  • The status of psychological knowledge: epistemology and ontology
  • Aims and objectives: framing a research question
  • Constructing a research proposal
  • User involvement
  • Writing a literature review
  • Seeking ethical approval for applied research
  • Audit and research for service planning
  • Intervention research and randomised controlled trials, evaluating applied research


  • Presentation (100%)