Identifying a ‘promising’ topic for a psychology dissertation: a process mapping approach - 7 September 2020

Join Arden University’s Dissertation Supervisor, Andrew Holliman, for a session around finding and identifying the best topic for a Psychology dissertation and the process to doing so.

Taking Place: Monday 7th September, 12:00 – 13:00 BST

Identifying a (promising) topic for a dissertation is widely considered to be one of the most important, challenging, and stressful parts of the research process. Students often find it difficult to navigate this early yet pivotal stage due to heightened pressures, a lack of structural guidance, increased independence, and more pressing time constraints. In this presentation, a self-guiding navigation tool (process map) is offered (Holliman & Jones, 2018; Holliman, Rosenkranz, & Jones, 2020) that may support students' topic selection in a way that does not circumvent the independent nature of the activity and process.

If you have any questions for Andrew, please include these in the registration form and we will try to get these answered as part of the session. 

An introduction to Andrew Holliman:

Arden University Andrew Holliman

Andrew J. Holliman, BSc (Hons), MA, MSc, Ph.D., is Senior Teaching Fellow at the Institute of Education UCL, recognized as Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His research interests include the psychology of education, teaching and learning in higher education, and the development of children’s literacy. He recently co-edited Education and New Technologies: Perils and Promises for Learners (2018) and is co-editor of the Current Debates in Educational Psychology series (Taylor & Francis/Routledge).