Methods and Analysis in Behavioural Science
Advanced qualitative and quantitative analysis
The main aim of this module is to develop an understanding and ability to apply and critically evaluate a variety of standard and advanced methods of both qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
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Practical research skills for psychology
The main aim of this module is to develop students’ practical skills in the area of psychological research with an emphasis on using technology and advanced techniques to study and analyse human behaviour and performance. The module includes a theoretical background covering when and why these techniques should be used for studying human behaviour and conducting psychological research. The main themes are computer programming for designing and analyzing experiments, eye movement measurement and analysis, and ERP imaging techniques.
Communication, dissemination, and professional issues
Media awareness is a particularly important component of this training in view of the emphasis on the public understanding of science. This course develops skills in both oral and written presentation based around the topic of psychology. A further aim is to offer guidance to those intending to pursue an academic career in teaching and research within psychology, covering the funding, management, and exploitation of research, and general issues in career development.
This course introduces students to computational modelling techniques using high-level programming languages (MATLAB). Model fitting and model comparison techniques are covered in detail within the context of understanding human behaviour. A range of model architectures is examined, including mathematical models of memory; connectionist models of language, and exemplar models of categorization and identification. An emphasis is placed on the relation between theory and data and on developing the ability to formulate and construct models.