Students from the Applied Psychological Science Program (MPSc) are now
seeking projects that may need research/evaluation expertise and
assistance (pro bono) for this coming semester. The Applied
Psychological Science Graduate Program trains students
to design, analyse and interpret research, to conduct surveys, focus
groups, interviews, and to evaluate social programs (in the past, they
have done projects with health, the justice system,
advertising and the media, education, organizations and work, etc.).
These students have had extensive training in conducting research
reviews and interpreting research critically and this project aspires to
give them experience in actually conducting some aspect of a research
project in an applied setting. The research does not have to be
evaluation or even evaluation-oriented; it could be your organization
simply has a question you would like answered ( this might involve
designing and administering a survey or conducting focus groups or
identifying and interviewing clients, designing a research project,
Students, working in pairs, will work over the semester, contributing
about 10-15 hours a week, and report back to their class each week,
the class acting as a consulting group, supervised by a professor.
This program has proven to be a highly successful learning experience
for students, while contributing student expertise to many deserving
projects. Our clients have included Stella's Circle, Food First, St. John's Boys and Girls Club, the Autism Society, the RNC, MUN's School of Nursing, and Eastern Health, to name a few.
We are looking for
projects that could use help over the next 14 weeks.
If you have a project you need help with and are interested in learning more,
please contact the program director, Dr. Cathryn Button: firstname.lastname@example.org