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Research Methods – Conducting Socially Sensitive Research

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About the Course

This course, by Professor Nele Demeyere (University of Oxford) explores conducting socially sensitive research. In the first module, we think about research ethics and the moral responsibility of the researcher to ensure participant wellbeing. In the second module, we think about how research ethics guidelines came about and some specific modern guidelines which safeguard participants. In the third module, we think about research integrity and the wealth of considerations that must be made in each aspect of a study, to ensure high quality research is being conducted. Next, we think about the replication crisis and look at some key findings which have failed to replicate in recent research. In the fifth and final module, we think about some ethical implications that psychological research can have on individuals, groups, and society.

About the Lecturer

Professor Nele Demeyere is head of the translational neuropsychology group in the Oxford Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre at the University of Oxford. Professor Demeyere’s research interests include cognitive impairments in stroke and dementia, as well as the mechanisms underlying visuo-spatial neglect. Professor Demeyere’s recent publications include Domain-specific versus generalized cognitive screening in acute stroke (2016) and The Oxford Cognitive Screen (OCS): validation of a stroke-specific short cognitive screening tool (2015).

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