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PS215 - Methods in Psychology II

  • Module code: PS215
  • Module name: Methods in Psychology II
  • Department: Psychology
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module covers both conceptual issues, such as knowing when to apply a particular technique, and practical issues such as knowing how to carry out the technique using statistical software. The module content will help you when you read journal articles to properly evaluate the claims they make, as well as when you carry out your own research. Specific aims are: To prepare students to carry out psychology projects in their second and third year; To meet core training and accreditation requirements in psychology; To teach students how to analyse and present data gathered in a medium-scale psychology project;To familiarise students with issues affecting the soundness of evidence in psychological research.

Principal learning outcomes

"Students who successfully complete this module will be able to demonstrate that they can: Explore a data set and systematically test hypotheses about the data from a designed experiment using ANOVA; Evaluate the assumptions of statistical tests; Present the results of data analysis clearly and concisely; Understand methodological issues that affect the conclusions that can be drawn from psychological research; Understand and discuss basic ethical considerations relating to psychological research. "

Timetabled teaching activities

Length of module: 10 weeks. One lecture per week, and one practical statistics session in certan weeks. Attendance at both lectures and the practical sessions is compulsory.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: PS215-15)
C1 (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 34%
Assessed Course Work 5%
Assessed Course Work 5%
Assessed Course Work 2%
Assessed Course Work 2%
Assessed Course Work 2%
Examination - January 50%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Undergraduate Psychology (C800) - Year 2
Optional Core