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Research Methods – Clinical Research Methods

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About the Course

In this course, Dr Cody Porter (University of the West of England) explores clinical research methods. In the first lecture, we think about some of the key methodologies used in clinical research, including observations, questionnaires and interviews. In the second lecture, we think about longitudinal research and the opportunities it provides in clinical psychology. In the third lecture, we think about cross sectional studies, with a focus on their strengths and limitations. Next, we think about how case studies differ from other methods used in clinical research. In the fifth and final lecture, we review some issues and debates found in the clinical psychology research field, including between holistic and reductionist approaches.

About the Lecturer

Dr Cody Porter is a senior lecturer in social psychology in the department of Health and Social Sciences at the University of the West of England. Dr Porter’s research interests are in information elicitation, lie detection and offending behaviour. Some of Dr Porter’s recent publications include ‘Implementing converged security risk management: Drivers, barriers, and facilitators’ (in press) and ‘Applying the asymmetric information management technique to insurance claims’ (2022).