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PS906 - Experimental Design and Data Collection

  • Module code: PS906
  • Module name: Experimental Design and Data Collection
  • Department: Psychology
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

◾To familiarize students with the principles of good experimental design, and the various ways in which empirical data is collected ◾To deepen students’ understanding of the best ways to address different kinds of research problems ◾To teach students how to critically assess research articles

Principal learning outcomes

◾Assess the reliability and validity of experimental designs ◾Understand the advantages, disadvantages, and uses of randomized designs, non-randomized designs, and meta-analyses ◾Understand different methods for data collection and when to use them, including non-experimental methods; ◾Design a logically sound experiment to test a hypothesis ◾Identify common errors in poorly designed experiments

Timetabled teaching activities

1 lecture and 1 seminar per week

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: PS906-15)
A1 (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 16%
Assessed Course Work 16%
Assessed Course Work 68%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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