McGOUGH INDUSTRIAL/ORAGNIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH AWARD
The purpose of this $2500.00 award is to encourage research in the areas of Industrial and Organizational Psychology by either full or part-time psychology graduate students at the University of New Haven. Specifically, the goal is to encourage the interaction and interchange of ideas between theoretician and practitioner. The award requires that the research be conducted in an industrial setting (field research). Laboratory research, as well as mere replications of well-documented areas of I/O Psychology, will not be considered.
The final proposal must be accompanied by letters from three senior* HR professionals, stating that they have reviewed the proposal and find the research question of significant interest and value to the practicing professional. They should also briefly describe how they expect to use the results in their organizations. This gives the student opportunity for discussions with professional managers to gain a unique and valuable perspective on research.
The committee (composed of all full-time I/O faculty and Dennis McGough) will review all proposals and evaluate them based on the originality of the proposal, the significance of the area to be studied, and the quality and feasibility of the research design.
The researcher must also agree to report the findings in a form that would likely be seen by practicing HR professionals. Final payment will only be made after the work has been submitted for publication in a practitioner's journal. Results of the research and any subsequent publication will be entirely the responsibility of, and in the name of, the student researcher.
It is possible to receive UNH credit for individual intensive study or a thesis for this research.
The final proposal should meet the guidelines set forth in the most current edition of the APA Publication Manual.
Interested students should follow these guidelines:
Submit an executive summary (two page abstract describing the research). The summary will be reviewed by the committee. The committee may suggest changes or different approaches to be submitted in a rewritten summary. The original summary or the re-write may then be tentatively approved, pending the acceptability of the final proposal.
After the tentative approval, the student will prepare a final proposal of 8-10 pages including an introduction, rationale for the project, method, cost estimates, and three letters from HR professionals (see above). The committee will grant final approval and the project may begin.
*Director level or higher
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