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Introducing new academics in the School: Dr Laura McGrath

This week we meet another of the new academics in the School of Counselling and Psychology, Dr Laura McGrath. Tell us about your interests and the area of psychology that you work in.  The majority of my work to date has looked at the relationship between material space and mental health. I looked at this… Continue reading Introducing new academics in the School: Dr Laura McGrath

A PhD in Psychology, Social Psychology

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

Psychology

Research methods: the School’s academics contribute to a major new online publication

Sage Research Methods, edited by Paul Atkinson, Sara Delamont, Alexandru Cernat, Joseph W. Sakshaug and Richard A. Williams, is a new 4 million word publication on research methods, updating the well-known series, Sage Encyclopedia of Research Methods, to an online format. The School's Academics have authored two of the Foundation chapters in Sage Research Methods. Professor… Continue reading Research methods: the School’s academics contribute to a major new online publication

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Meet the SST Academic Lead for the School of Psychology and Counselling

We continue our series introducing important role-holders in the School of Psychology and Counselling. This week we meet the Academic Lead of the Student Support Team, Dr Caroline Kelly. She tells us how the Student Support Team works, what changes are coming up and how her own OU history led her to this role.  There… Continue reading Meet the SST Academic Lead for the School of Psychology and Counselling