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Psychology Doctoral Program

General information

Official Code: 9343
Acronym: PDPSI

Certificates

  • Doctoral Degree in Psychology (180 ECTS credits)
  • Advanced Studies (3rd cycle) in Psychology (60 ECTS credits)

Local Applications

Prazos de Candidaturas e Vagas

Edition Concursos por Regime Scheme Vacancies Deadlines
Regime de Ingresso em Doutoramento Admission - Doctoral Programme - 2018-02-03 to 2018-04-30

Courses Units

Research Methods I

PDPSI21 - ECTS

The course "Research Methods I" aims to provide a thorough training in epistemological and methodological issues in qualitative research in psychology. More specifically: i) To present the assumptions and characteristics of qualitative research, demonstrating its usefulness and presenting the ways it operates within the domain of psychology research; i(i) To present an overview of the phases and procedures required for planning and structuring of qualitative research projects in psychology; (iii) To contact with and to rehearse the use of methods of qualitative data collection and analysis; (iv) To critically analyse qualitative research studies

Advanced Topics in Psychology I

PDPSI22 - ECTS

To reflect on the epistemological assumptions of Psychology
To become progressively more aware of the process of knowledge construction in Psychology by articulating with their specific area of study
To deepen the theoretical knowledge about Psychological Science, by framing them in the wider field of social sciences and humanities
To reflect on the theoretical assumptions and options of their own research
To reflect on the impact of the theoretical paradigms in the process of knowledge construction in psychology and specifically in their field of study.
To become aware of the ethical dimension of research in Psychology.

Project Seminar I

PDPSI20 - ECTS

The Research Seminar intends to contribute to the design and development of the research project, namely in theoretical/conceptual and methodological dimensions, with the ultimate goal of producing a scientific study that should be relevant, original and meaningful.

Research Methods II

PDPSI24 - ECTS Research Methods II aims:

(i) To reflect on the classic epistemological perspectives on scientific research;

(ii) To understand the assumptions and characteristics of quantitative research, evidencing its utility and operationalization in the scope of research on Psychology, distinguishing it from qualitative research;

(iii) To perspective the phases and procedures necessary to implement and structure research projects on Psychology, in a quantitative framework;

(iv) To adequate the techniques on quantitative data analysis to the aims of the research, operationalizing and using some of its main techniques;

(v) To evaluate the methodological implications of selecting several types of analyses, as well as its advantages and disadvantages;

(vi) To use with proficiency several specific softwares to analyse quantitative data, adapting its use according to the requests of the research under work.

Advanced Topics in Psychology II

PDPSI25 - ECTS

 

  1. To promote collaborations with researchers from other scientific areas of the PDP, stimulating the intersections of conceptual models and methodological procedures;
  2. To explore the intersections of their own research interests with the research interests of academics from other scientific areas of the PDP;
  3. To stimulate the development of a "research culture" by discussing the integration of various conceptual and methodological perspectives in a complementary way

Project Seminar II

PDPSI23 - ECTS

Similarly to Research Seminar I, Research Seminar II also intends to contribute to the design and development of the research project and thesis, through the development of conceptual and methodological skills. Throughout the second semester, students work on the final version of their thesis project.

Scientific Wrinting Seminar

PDPSI27 - ECTS

1. To recognize scientific writing as a specific type of writing style.

2. To be familiar with the main characteristics of scientific writing, including peer review.

3. To know the main conventions of scientific writing, particularly those promoted by the American Psychological Association, APA.

4. To be able to use the main conventions of scientific writing in Psychology, with a special emphasis on APA style empirical articles and posters.

5. To be familiar with the steps involved in submitting an article to publication in peer reviewed journals, and to be able to conduct them (namely preparing letters to the Editor and response to Reviewers).

Research Seminar I

PDPSI26 - ECTS

The Research Seminar I aims at monitoring the implementation of the doctoral research work.

 

 

Dissemination of Research Work I

PDPSI29 - ECTS The course Dissemination of Research Work II  aims to encourage doctoral students to share the results of their research, thus contributing to achieve the purpose of the Doctoral Program in Psychology.
This curricular unit builds on the Scientific Writing Seminar.

Research Seminar II

PDPSI28 - ECTS Similarly to Research Seminar I, Research Seminar II allows the student the context for tutorial monitoring of his/her work by the supervisor, specifically with regard to the more practical aspects of the conduct of the doctoral project.

Dissemination of Research Work II

PDPSI31 - ECTS The course Dissemination of Research Work II aims to encourage doctoral students to share the results of their research, thus contributing to achieving the purpose of the Doctoral Program in Psychology.
This course is an extension of the 4th semester curricular unit (with the same name) and also builds on the Scientific Writing Seminar.

Doctoral Thesis

PDPSI30 - ECTS

This curricular unit aims to monitor the preparation and writing of the doctoral thesis.

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