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EQ925 - Research Methods in Psychology and Education

  • Module code: EQ925
  • Module name: Research Methods in Psychology and Education
  • Department: Centre for Education Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

- to introduce students to methods commonly used in applied research across the disciplines of psychology and education. - to increase student knowledge of methodologies used to develop the evidence-base for interventions that aim to inform educational policy and practice. - to encourage students to critically approach and review research evidence.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to: - Identify appropriate research methods to address research questions in the field of psychology and education - Discuss the different assumptions behind different methodological paradigms - Describe methodologies for developing the evidence-base of interventions. - Critically evaluate evidence on efficacy and effectiveness

Timetabled teaching activities

10 workshops over 3 terms: 6 workshops from current Foundation Research Methods programme, 1 workshop from current Advanced Research Methods programme and 3 new workshops. 1 seminar to serve as a revision session.

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Other essential notes

6 workshops included in this module are part of the IE909 Foundation Research Methods in Education 1 workshop included in this module is part of the Advanced Research Methods in Education

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: EQ925-30)
A (Assessed work only) Oral Assessment 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Psychology and Education (C8X3) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Psychology and Education (C8X3) - Year 2