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The Open University is committed to maintaining standards of professional conduct in all research activities.Read more ❯Introduction to Research Ethics at the OU
This free course, Understanding different research perspectives, explores the development of the research process looking at the different perspectives from which an issue or phenomenon can be investigated; and highlights the main methodologies that can be used to investigate a business issue. By looking at different perspectives/approaches to issues and phenomena, different research methodologies and ethical considerations this course will sustain the development of a research study, from the initial idea of what to investigate; to the elaboration of specific research questions; the research design, strategy and methodology.Learn more ❯Understanding different research perspectives
In this free course, Psychological research, obedience and ethics, you will learn about the importance of ethics in research that is undertaken by psychologists. You will read about the famous study on obedience conducted by Stanley Milgram, and watch two psychologists talk about their research with meerkats and chimpanzees.Learn more ❯Psychological research, obedience and ethics
Our honours degree programme in criminology focuses on cutting edge, topical and often controversial criminological issues. You'll learn to apply research tools, and access and evaluate qualitative and quantitative data on crime, victimisation and the societal responses to them.Read more ❯BA (Honours) Criminology
Psychology pervades just about every aspect of our personal and professional lives. The frequent query, ‘What do you have in mind?’ quite literally captures much of what psychology – the science of human behaviour – is all about. Studying our BSc (Honours) Psychology degree course (accredited by the British Psychological Society) gives you a window into the workings of the mind – why we do the things we do and how we interact with others. On this fascinating journey you’ll gain knowledge and understanding of the different areas of psychology; develop valuable analytical and communication skills; and enhance your ability to work both independently and collaboratively, all of which will put you very much in the frame when it comes to employment opportunities. You’ll also explore how psychologists use evidence derived from research to contribute to debates on matters such as ageing, crime, education, employment, forensic science, mental health, relationships and much more.Learn more ❯BSc (Honours) Psychology