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PS923 - Methods & Analysis in Behavioural Science

  • Module code: PS923
  • Module name: Methods & Analysis in Behavioural Science
  • Department: Psychology
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module, together with PS923 Methods & Analsis in Behavioural Science, will provide students with the background to enable them to understand and critically evaluate material on the additional modules offered by the Psychology Department. In particular, students will learn about experimental control and design, and how to write up research results in the format required for psychology journals at the same time as covering basic material in the relevant areas of psychology.

Principal learning outcomes

Understand key concepts in experimental design, and the different between experimental approaches in economics and psychology; be able to design and run simple experiments in the areas of memory, perception, judgement and decision-making; be able to write up experimental reports in the style required by the American Psychological Association; be able to analyse data and draw conclusions; understand core concepts in memory; attention; perception, social, and neuropsychology and their importance for human judgement and decision-making.

Timetabled teaching activities

One 2-hour lecture per week

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: PS923-15)
A1 (Assessed work only) Assessment 1 33%
  Assessment 2 33%
  Assessment 3 34%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Behavioural and and Data Science (C803) - Year 1
Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A