A PhD in Psychology, CUSP, Psychology, Research in the School

They’re killing my participants!

Sue Nieland writes about an under-valued group of UK citizens, and the consequences of that undervaluing. I started my PhD last October with hope, excitement and some disbelief that, after so many years of collecting Masters degrees, I had the opportunity to join the elite group of postgraduate researchers within the OU. I knew it… Continue reading They’re killing my participants!

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Families, WhatsApp and ‘investment citizens’: Innovative data analyses in PhD research

Some of the School’s PhD students presented their work in progress at a recent CuSP session. Their projects indicate innovative data possibilities for psychology research. Ayca Gunaydin Kaymakcioglu is analysing an education programmethat is rather like an OU module, except that it comes from the Turkish government. Part of the government’s policy is to encourage… Continue reading Families, WhatsApp and ‘investment citizens’: Innovative data analyses in PhD research

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A PhD Opportunity: Wearable technology and panic attacks

The Open University is offering a fully funded PhD studentship to explore the feasibility of using mobile and wearable technology to identify and support panic attacks. The School of Psychology and Counselling and the School of Computing and Communications at the Open University are seeking a candidate for a fully funded PhD studentship to explore… Continue reading A PhD Opportunity: Wearable technology and panic attacks

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An issue of ‘bad’ participant interviews

Marianna Latif is working on a PhD on migrant fatherhood and use of symbolic resources. In this week’s social psychology blog, she discusses a methodological issue related to participant interviews.  Interviewing in qualitative research is one of the most common way of gathering data. As a qualitative researcher you think carefully about what it is… Continue reading An issue of ‘bad’ participant interviews

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Understanding the Doctoral Training Partnership: A guide to getting funding for a PhD in psychology

Sarah Crafter, the pathway lead for the Doctoral Training Partnership in Psychology, talks about applying for doctoral funding. Students have many different reasons for wanting to do a PhD but figuring out the process for applying for doctoral studies is a bit of a minefield. This is partly because applying for doctoral studies is a… Continue reading Understanding the Doctoral Training Partnership: A guide to getting funding for a PhD in psychology