Class Dissertation in Social and Organizational Psychology

  • Presentation


    The CU aims to develop empirical studies that result in the writing of dissertations in the field of social and organizational psychology.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    1. Literature review on the main theories and empirical studies supporting tutoring in each supervisor's group; use of databases and other bibliographical resources;

    2. Development of research problems and hypothesis; 

    3. Choice of methodology and appropriate instruments (scales, questionnaires, experimental manipulations) to be used in studies;

    4. Application of appropriate data analysis for each study and interpretation of results;

    5. Presentation and critical discussion of results;

    6. Writing the final dissertation using the scientific article reference according to the APA standards.

  • Objectives


    LO1. Formulate relevant research problems and hypotheses based on the literature review.

    LO2. Use data collection and analysis methodologies appropriate to the research question.

    LO3. Understand and discuss the research results.

    LO4. Write the dissertation according to scientific principles and standards.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Follow-up in seminar format of the development of the empirical studies, analysis of results and writing of the master thesis. Students should learn to discuss and formulate their research questions in an open network with information sharing and mutual contributions.

  • References


    • American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). APA.
    • Brough, P. (Ed.). (2018). Advanced research methods for applied psychology: Design, analysis and reporting. Routledge.
    • Dunn, D. S. (2013). The practical researcher: A student guide to conducting psychological research (3rd ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.
    • Pereira, A., & Poupa, C. (2018). Como escrever uma tese, monografia ou livro científico usando o Word (7ª ed.). Edições Sílabo.
    • Reis, H., & Judd, C. (2014). Handbook of research methods in social and personality psychology, (2nd ed.). Cambridge University Press.
    • Rogelberg, S. G. (Ed.) (2002). Handbook of research methods in industrial and organizational psychology. Blackwell Publishing. 
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