Research Issues in Applied Developmental Psychology
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Research Issues in Applied Developmental Psychology
Department of Psychology, Sociology & Politics
Module Title: Research Issues in Applied Developmental Psychology
Module Code: 77-707305-BF-20201
Credit weighting: 30 credits
Module Leader: Javier Aguado Orea & Roger Kwan
Academic year: 2020/21
Task number: 2 of 2
Sit/resit (delete as necessary): Both
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This module has In-Module Retrieval on Task 1.
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The assessment in this module can be summarised as:
Task # Weighting (%) Mode Word limit You will receive feedback for this task by 1 50 Coursework Research Proforma 2500 words Feedback sheet and in-text comments 2 50 Coursework Professional Report 2500 words Feedback sheet and in-text comments
ASSESSMENT TASK 2 BRIEF
This assessment comprises a 2500-word professional report that provides guidance in relation to the application of psychological theory and research to practitioners in the area, but who are not psychologists. You should select your audience from organisations/practitioners who are working in your home country. You may think of fields and practitioners like educators, solicitors, police, other professions in relation with the legal system, language teachers, etc. (Please, note that these professions only intend to serve as possible examples, but other professions can also be selected).
As outlined in the workshops, the issues you can choose to address below have an applied focus. You need to prepare a report outlining what is currently known about the psychological literature in the topic area (You need to draw on up-to-date qualitative and quantitative psychological research to identify and explain the psychological factors that are relevant and important), detailing how this research (mentioning the methods used and the results found) can help us understand the key issues. The report needs to be written for practitioners and/or organisations who work in the topic area, clearly outlining concepts/theories/models etc. using language appropriate for a professional audience that is not necessarily familiar with classical concepts and theories expected to be known by psychologists. The support materials will include examples of similar types of texts.