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All staff members carry out research as part of their everyday work. Information about staff research projects, research interests and publications is provided on the individual staff members profiles. The department also houses two research units. These are the Centre for Applied Social Research and Action (CASRA) and the research programme Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction (CSSR). 

Training in research is part of all courses in psychology, and student research becomes especially important in postgraduate courses. Information about doing a postgraduate degree by research is available on the Masters and PhD by Thesis page. All students registered for a Masters or PhD in the department are required to submit their research proposals to the Research Proposals and Ethics Review Committee (RPERC) and thereafter to the Humanities Higher Degrees Committee (HHDC).

Ethical Standards in Research

All institutions which sponsor research take steps to ensure that research is carried out according to internationally accepted ethical standards. Psychology staff, associates and students are required to obtain ethical clearance before conducting their research. Ethical clearance is obtained through the departmental Research Proposal and Ethics Review Committee (RPERC) and if necessary through the Rhodes University Ethical Standards Committee (RUESC).

More information about the Departmental Research Policy, RPERC processes and procedures can be found on the Postgraduate Research Resources page  https://ruconnected.ru.ac.za/course/view.php?id=4056#section-4


RPERC & HHDC Dates and Deadlines (2018)

RPERC Submission Deadline

Submit electronically to Ms Vuyo Kofi

by 12 noon

RPERC meeting

HHDC Submission Deadline

Submit two hard copies to Ms Vuyo Kofi

by 12 noon

HHDC Meeting

Thursday, 1st February

Staff projects linked to Honours projects for 2018 to be submitted.

Thursday 8th February

Friday 23rd February

Wednesday, 14 March

Thursday 15th March

Thursday 22nd March

Thursday 29th March

Thursday, 19 April

Thursday 12th April

Thursday 26th April

Thursday 10th May

Tuesday, 28 May

Thursday 30th May

Thursday 14th June

Thursday 28th June

Tuesday, 17 July

Wednesday 25th July

Wednesday 8th August

Friday 24th August

Wednesday, 12 September

Thursday 28th September

Thursday 11th October

Friday 26th October

Wednesday, 14 November

Thursday, 8th  November

Thursday, 22nd November




If you have any query please contact Prof Lisa Saville Young (l.young@ru.ac.za).

























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