Whether you're a student, a practitioner or a trainer, our new research resources are designed to support you to use research in your practice.

The series will cover seven different topic areas, each containing a panel discussion, member interviews, a presentation and a written information resource.

Writing a research proposal

This resource aims to support you in understanding what a research proposal is, how to refine your research question and develop your research proposal.

It includes:

  • panel discussion with Dr Naomi Moller, Dr Jeanette Roddy and Dr Clare Symons
  • interview with BACP member Belinda Ford, who shares her experience of writing a research proposal for her professional doctorate
  • PowerPoint presentation about writing a research proposal

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Critically appraising research

This resource will help you think about the importance of evaluating research critically, the approaches to take and the things to consider when critically appraising different sections of published research.

It includes:

  • panel discussion with Dr Jo Pybis, Dr Wayne Full, Dr Faisal Mahmood and Dr Sofie Bager-Charleson
  • interview with Dr Olivia Sagan, Head of Division of Psychology, Sociology and Education at Queen Margaret University
  • presentation by Dr George Salaminios, senior research fellow at BACP

Developing methodology

This resource will help you to think about different types of research methodology and how to choose between different approaches to sampling, data collection and data analysis.

It features a panel discussion with Dr Wayne Full and Dr George Salaminios, senior research fellows at BACP, Professor Victoria Clarke, Associate Professor in Qualitative and Critical Psychology at the University of the West of England (UWE), and Dr Andreas Vossler, a senior lecturer in Psychology at The Open University.

Research ethics

This resource provides real examples of the importance of obtaining ethical approval for your research and how it can protect both you, the researcher, and your research participants. It also offers insight into the process of obtaining ethical approval for research.

It includes:

  • panel discussion with Dr Alistair Ross, Dr Andrew Reeves and Dr Clare Symons
  • interviews with BACP members Dr Doreen Fleet and Dr Kirshen Rundle who share their experience

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Presenting at conferences

This resource explains what a conference abstract is and what needs to be included, how to structure your presentation or poster presentation and how to engage with your audience.

It includes:

  • panel presentation with Mick Cooper, Roz Shafran and Dr Jo Pybis
  • interview with Dr George Salaminios and Dr Gill Harvey about her experience of presenting research at conference

Writing for publication

This resource explains the process of writing up research for publication in an academic journal. It provides practical advice on what to include, what to expect when you submit your paper and common mistakes new researchers make.

It includes:

  • discussion with Dr Jo Pybis, Dr Divine Charura and Panos Vostanis
  • discussion between Charlie Duncan and Melanie Halacre

Using routine outcome measures in practice

This resource discusses what ROMs are and how they might be useful in practice. It also considers when it might be difficult or inappropriate to use ROMs and how to choose the right ROMs for your practice.

It includes:

  • interview with Julia Bailey about her use of ROMs
  • presentation from Phil Almond about the use of ROMs in IAPT services
  • panel discussion with Dr Jo Pybis, Dr Kim de Jong, Tonia Mihill and Charlie Duncan

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BACP’s Advancing Practice through Tracking (AdaPT) project

What is routine outcome monitoring or measurement?