Full course description
The research proposal is closely connected to PSY4075 (academic skills) and PSY4957 (mentor program 1y FPN masters) and prepares students for their internship and master’s thesis.
In this course, the research proposal is drafted in preparation for the research internship. To ensure a timely process, PSY4074 is done in conjunction with PSY4075, since PSY4075 serves to support the development of the research proposal and subsequent execution of the internship via assignments, workshops, and lectures that allow students to practice and develop their academic skills.
The research proposal describes what you will investigate, why it is important, and how you will do the research. The format of a research proposal varies between (sub)fields, but most proposals should contain at least these elements: Cover page, Introduction, Literature Review (incl background, relevance, and research question), Research design and methods, Reference list, and a Timeline/planning. Students discuss the content of the proposal with their internship supervisors (preferably 2-3 months prior to the official start of the internship).
This module is not applicable for the Master in Work & Organizational Psychology, and (the subsample of) students of the Master Neuropsychology that complete a clinical internship.
- to produce a scientifically sound research proposal;
- to adequately prepare for a research internship.
- G.A. ten Hoor