The Research Evaluation course is aimed at providing students with key skills in the critical evaluation of research papers, putting students in a position to analyse papers in their area of interest and to enable students to discern strengths and weaknesses of the research and manuscript. To produce an integrated learning experience, the research evaluation sessions are linked to critical papers relevant to students' research projects.
Students are encouraged to develop critical evaluative skills that may be applied to a wide range of design techniques used in psychological research. By the end of the module, students should be proficient in preparing and delivering a presentation using a digital presentation platform (e.g. PowerPoint or Keynote).
This module is delivered as a series of oral presentations based on a journal article/paper chosen by the students, with input from their allocated Research Project Supervisor or the Module Leader. The presentations are presented to the Research Evaluation class.
The overall assessment is based on a written assignment using the chosen journal article.