Escuela Internacional de Doctorado

Complementary Training

According to Royal Decree 99/2011, students who access the doctoral programme because they hold an official Spanish Graduate Degree whose duration, according to EU law, is at least 300 ECTS, must compulsorily take training supplements, unless the curriculum of the graduate degree includes research training credits, equivalent in value to research credits from Master’s degree studies.

The training complements detailed below will be considered mandatory for the students described in the previous paragraph. However, the Academic Committee of the doctoral programme may waive the obligation to perform some of these supplements if their contents are considered to be sufficiently covered in the curriculum of the Bachelor’s degree.

Methodology of Psychoeducational Research (ECTS 9).

Modality: blended

Type of activity: Compulsory

Contents:

  • Research planning
  • Paradigms and research methods
  • Statistical models
  • Quantitative research
  • Qualitative research

Learning outcomes: This training activity aims to facilitate the acquisition of the following competencies:

  • Compare the distinctive features of different research paradigms, as well as the research methods linked to each of them.
  • Identify and formulate research problems, assessing their relevance in the psychological context.
  • Master and apply the theoretical and practical aspects of research processes from the most common methodological perspectives in the field of Psychology.

Semester: First

Language: Spanish

Clarifications: this subject belongs to the Master’s degree in Psychology of Education. This subject is implemented online through our “Virtual Classroom”.

Assessment: evaluation activities based on case studies. Research reports.

 

Documentation in Psychology and Social Intervention (ECTS 3).

Modality: Online

Type of activity: Compulsory

Contents:

  • Databases, logs and fields.
  • Logical rules for searching for information in databases.
  • National databases on Psychology and Social Intervention.
  • International databases on Psychology and Social Intervention.
  • Finding documents of interest.
  • Directories of electronic journals.
  • Bibliographic references
  • Bibliographic managers

Learning outcomes: This training activity aims to be relevant for the acquisition of the following competencies:

  • Perform complex document searches in specialised databases.
  • Effectively access works contained in electronic journals repositories.
  • Effectively manage the information obtained in documentary searches.

Semester: Second

Language: Spanish

Clarifications: this subject belongs to the Master’s degree in Psychology of Social Intervention. It is implemented and managed through our “Virtual Classroom”.

Assessment: evaluation activities based on practical cases of bibliographic searches in national and international databases.

Data Analysis with SPSS (ECTS 3).

Modality: online

Type of activity: Compulsory

Contents:

  • Characterisation, coding and data entry.
  • Management and manipulation of data files.
  • Descriptive analysis of variables.
  • Analysis of contingency tables
  • Comparison of means in two groups
  • Comparison of means among three or more groups (simple ANOVA)
  • Repeated measures ANOVA
  • Factorial ANOVA
  • Mixed Designs
  • Regression models
  • Introduction to categorical models

Learning outcomes: This training activity aims to be relevant for the acquisition of the following competencies:

 

  • Ability to characterise, organise, encode and enter data into SPSS.
  • Ability to perform a descriptive analysis of a set of variables.
  • Ability to perform an inferential analysis appropriate to the research objectives.
  • Skills for drafting research reports according to the scientific community’s writing and publication criteria in the field of Psychology.

Semester: Second

Language: Spanish

Clarifications: this subject belongs to the Master’s degree in Clinical and Health Psychology. Implemented and managed through our “Virtual Classroom”.

Assessment: evaluation activities based on case studies. Evaluation of research reports.

 

Evidence-Based Psychology and Meta-Analysis (ECTS 5).

Modality: Face-to-face

Type of activity: Compulsory

Contents:

  • Evidence-Based Psychology
  • Meta-analysis: Concept and Phases
  • Measure of results
  • Meta-analysis: Analysis, Interpretation and Publication Techniques
  • Meta-analysis: Advantages and Limitations

Learning outcomes: This training activity aims to be relevant for the acquisition of the following competencies:

  • Learn to formulate problems within the field of evidence-based psychology
  • Learn to find literature relevant to a specific clinical or health problem
  • Learn how to calculate and interpret effect size indices
  • Learning to interpret the results of a meta-analysis
  • Ability to critically read meta-analytic studies and systematic reviews
  • Ability to carry out meta-analytical studies

Semester: Second

Language: Spanish

Clarifications: this subject belongs to the Master’s degree in Clinical and Health Psychology.

Assessment: evaluation activities based on case studies.