Qualitative work in psychology recognised

Two undergraduates have won prizes for psychological projects involving qualitative methods. Emily Rogers from Aston University and David Brehme from Napier University have shared the inaugural Undergraduate Project Prize from the British Psychological Society’s Qualitative Methods in Psychology (QMip) Section.

Two other projects narrowly failed to win a share of the prize: those from Katie Brady (University of Derby) and Katie Wright-Bevans (Keele University).

The winners will receive a commemorative certificate, to be presented at a future QMiP event, and a year's free membership of QMiP and the Society. The award will be made each year in future to the best project submitted by a final year undergraduate.

QMiP also awards a prize for outstanding research by an early-career scholar. This year’s winner, Rusi Jaspal was honoured for his article ‘Coping with potentially incompatible identities: Accounts of religious, ethnic and sexual identities from British Pakistani men who identify as Muslim and gay,” which was published in the British Journal of Social Psychology. Dr Jaspal is a research fellow in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham.