The aim of this paper is to study a research performed in the University of Turku on the topic of psychology students’ self-assessment of their professional skills. In this context, the course of the research is analysed. The correlation between the research method and results is viewed in terms of influence of study method on the validity of gained results, and implication of these results in wider settings and potential replication of the research in under other circumstances. Further on, a couple of research ideas inspired by this research shall be outlined. Finally, the impact of research on lives of ordinary people will be also described.
Key words: psychology, skills, competence, self-assessment, the University of Turku.