2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) 
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2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Research Psychology–PhD in Psychology

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The Research and Evaluation focus prepares students to integrate psychological theory and practice, using scientific methods and evidence-based practice to apply their knowledge and skills about research and evaluation in a variety of settings.

Learning Outcomes

Students in the Research specialization will:

  1. Acquire a broad knowledge base in psychology and its history, ethics, research methods, and applications.
  2. Develop the research skills necessary to make culturally and contextually relevant scholarly contributions to the field of psychology.
  3. Analyze and evaluate the theories and applications underlying multiple data collection techniques used in psychology.
  4. Use psychological theory and research to inform practice in a variety of public, private, governmental, and nongovernmental settings.
  5. Use research and evaluation strategies to study the efficacy, integrity, acceptability, transferability, and contextual and cultural relevance of programs and interventions.

Students in this specialization also will:

  1. Conceptualize, design, analyze, and evaluate a wide variety of research approaches and methodologies.
  2. Develop, implement, and evaluate programs and strategies.
  3. Collaborate with professionals in the development and application of research.
  4. Use research and evaluation strategies to examine social change from the psychological perspective of individuals, groups, organizations, and local and global communities.
  5. Serve as consultants in research, data analysis, and evaluation in a range of settings (e.g., higher education, government, public sector).