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Rentzelas, Panagiotis; Harrison, Emily – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
This paper describes the implementation of a new and innovative learning activity created to enhance the learning experience of psychology undergraduate dissertation students. The writing retreat is a student-based learning activity which aims to address students' needs over the final stages of the dissertation module. Involving active-learning,…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Writing Workshops, Psychology, Undergraduate Students
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Abbott, Keeley; Earnshaw, Deborah – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
Drawing on our own experience, we reflect on the documented challenges of undergraduate supervision faced by qualitative researchers, and extend this discussion by further considering the issues raised by supervising projects that engage with critical perspectives. Concerns are identified regarding the dominance of traditional psychological…
Descriptors: Reflection, Supervision, Capstone Experiences, Student Projects
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Serbic, Danijela; Bourne, Victoria – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
Embedding employability in higher education is a key Teaching Excellence Framework requirement, and psychology departments across the UK recognise that this is indeed important for students' employability prospects. The Final Year Research Project is the most important independent piece of work that psychology undergraduate students undertake,…
Descriptors: Capstone Experiences, Student Research, Student Projects, Career Readiness
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Elliot, Dely Lazarte – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
With continuing priority given to the development of Higher Education students' employability skills, this paper reflects on the employability framework as well as recommended principles for promoting and embedding employability within and outwith the curriculum. Given existing traditional and innovative approaches for promoting employability…
Descriptors: Employment Qualifications, Job Skills, Psychology, Foreign Countries
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Frith, Hannah – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
The dissertation is a highly valued form of teaching and learning in higher education, yet the practice of undergraduate supervision is understudied and under-theorised. Effective supervision is regarded as essential to student success -- by students and supervisors alike, although training, resources and support for supervisors is limited.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Research Reports, Supervision
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Korbmacher, Max; Wright, Lynn – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
Undergraduate dissertation students' cognitive appraisal, coping styles and perceived stress were examined at three time points during their undergraduate dissertation projects (UDP), observing whether cognitive appraisal and coping styles predicted perceived stress and their temporal changes. Sixty-four dissertation students completed the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Coping, Student Attitudes, Theses
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McDermott, Hilary; Liasi, Abigail; Newport, Roger – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
Developing student's confidence with qualitative research methods presents a challenge to many educators and is even more of a challenge when the 'educator' themselves are unfamiliar with such methods. This paper offers a three-way reflective account of bringing one such colleague 'into the fold'; their journey to the 'dark side.' It documents the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Theses, Student Research, Supervision
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Pownall, Madeleine – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
Over recent years, psychology has become increasingly concerned with reproducibility and replicability of research findings (Munafò et al., 2017). One method of ensuring that research is hypothesis driven, as opposed to data driven, is the process of publicly pre-registering a study's hypotheses, data analysis plan, and procedure prior to data…
Descriptors: Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Teaching Methods
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Churchyard, Jamie S. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
The following paper makes the case for a recommended practice of depositing undergraduate student dissertations into Higher Education Institute (HEI) institutional research repositories. In discussing this, the reasons for doing so, and a comprehensive discussion of the benefits and challenges (motivationally, logistically and ethically) for the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Theses, Student Research, Information Dissemination
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Holliman, Andrew J.; Rosenkranz, Patrick; Jones, Tim – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
Identifying a topic for a dissertation is widely considered to be one of the most important, challenging, and stressful parts of the research process. Students often find it difficult to navigate this early yet pivotal stage due to heightened pressures, a lack of structural guidance, increased independence, and more pressing time constraints. In…
Descriptors: Theses, Concept Mapping, College Students, Program Development
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Dautel, Jocelyn B. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
Despite the significance of the undergraduate dissertation both in student learning, and in staff workload, there is little discussion of best practice in research supervision. The majority of undergraduate students embark on an independent research project overseen by one member of staff, but this traditional model may cause undue stress and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Theses, Supervision, Best Practices
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Freeman, Leanne; Brooks, Joanna; Crowley, Colm; Elmi-Glennan, Clare; Gordon-Finlayson, Alasdair; McDermott, Hilary; Seymour-Smith, Sarah – Psychology Teaching Review, 2020
The Teaching Qualitative Psychology Group (TQP) is a group of experienced academics supporting the sharing of best practice in the teaching and supervision of qualitative research methods in psychology. In this paper the group share their knowledge and practice suggestions with a specific focus on supporting academics who do not come from a…
Descriptors: Psychology, College Faculty, Best Practices, Supervision
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Elbulok-Charcape, Milushka; Grandoit, Evan; Berman, Lorin; Fogel, Joshua; Fink, Lauren; Rabin, Laura – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
Peer tutoring is an effective method of improving undergraduate students' academic performance, especially for those at-risk for poor grades. Peer tutoring has seldom been explored in undergraduate statistics, a difficult but required course for many college majors. The current study investigated the benefits of peer tutoring for 180…
Descriptors: Student Improvement, Undergraduate Students, At Risk Students, Peer Teaching
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Modiano, Yosefa; Bonanome, Marianna – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
Psychology ranks fourth on the list of most common undergraduate majors and is increasing in popularity (McFarland, 2018). The most recent American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines for the undergraduate psychology major list scientific inquiry among its most important goals. In order to demonstrate literacy in psychological science, the…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Psychology, Majors (Students), Statistics
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Nel, Pieter W.; Nolte, Lizette – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
Training clinical psychologists to be able to work with those who will use their services in ways that are not 'othering' or stigmatising and that facilitate a safe, compassionate and accepting place from where psychological therapy can be undertaken, is an essential task for trainers. Although simulation training is widely used in some healthcare…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Clinical Psychology, Simulation, Foreign Countries
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