Students from the Applied Psychological Science Graduate Program(MPSc.) are now seeking projects that may need research/evaluation expertise and assistance for the fall semester. The assistance is pro bono.
The MPSc. Program trains graduate students to design, analyse, and interpret applied research across sectors ( e.g., students can design and conduct surveys, focus groups, interviews, conduct research reviews critically or evaluate social programs. In the past, our students have completed projects with various health agencies, the justice system and the law, advertising and the media, education, community organizations, as well as with government departments and subsidiaries.
The project aspires to give students experience conducting applied research or evaluation in real world settings where the deliverables are consequential. Your organization may have some evaluation work that needs to be done or you may have a question about your operations that you would like addressed. This might involve designing and administering a survey or conducting focus groups or identifying and interviewing clients, or designing a logic model to describe a program and its goals, etc.
Students, usually working in pairs, will contribute about 15 hours a week for the fall semester ( duration 12-14 weeks)on the project, and produce a report for the client. This program has proven to be a highly successful learning experience for students, and has contributed much needed expertise and help to many deserving projects for more than two decades now.
If you are interested in learning more or would like to apply for assistance, please contact the program chair, Dr. Cathryn Button, Psychology Dept. firstname.lastname@example.org