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Year Two Modules

Supervision of Practice (3 Terms, Online)
Credit points:  15

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Pastoral Care Settings, Celebrancy and Ceremonies (Face-to-Face)
Credit points:  15

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Ethical Dilemmas
Credit points:  15

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Overview of Research Methods (Online or Face-to-Face)
Credit points:  15
  • Grouping, counting, and hypothesizing.  Individual versus group data.  Sources of error.
  • Statistics, distributions, the normal distribution, means and variance.
  • General principles of research design
  • Collecting and displaying data. Types of data e.g. continuous, dichotomous.  Parametric and non-parametric statistics.
  • Types of research: on populations.  Sampling and surveys. Confounding and selection bias.
  • Types of research: on individuals.  Selection, tests, interviews, questionnaires, self-ratings, observer ratings.
  • Questionnaire design.  Psychometric properties.  Consistency. Reliability.  Validity.
  • Planning and designing a study.  Power calculations.  Ethics. Randomizing, control, wait list designs.
  • Statistical significance.  Practical significance.  Replication and meta-analysis.  Specificity and sensitivity: receiver operating characteristics.
Research Supervision and Final Project 
Credit points:  60
Choosing an appropriate supervisor (with assistance from the programme leader or a tutor); arranging meetings as appropriate; devising methods of working together, for example by the exchange of drafts; setting and reviewing termly objectives; developing and refining a research question; drafting and redrafting a research proposal; drafting and redrafting a research ethics application, if required; choosing research participants; reviewing research methods if necessary; undertaking data analysis; critically assessing data analysis; preparing a literature review, methods, and results section of a dissertation; considering the significance of the findings with the supervisor; drafting and redrafting a project discussion; completing the written dissertation with an abstract, tables, etc.; checking that references are in the Harvard format and correcting any incomplete references; preparing a fair copy for submission.