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Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:34

Course Overview

SF1502 builds on PS1011. You will learn more about research methods in Psychology through lectures, practicals, and taking part in experiment-demonstrations.  You will also learn how to set up and conduct a Psychology experiment yourself. Part of the lectures will focus on statistics, to equip you with the skills to analyze and interpret your own data, culminating in a written research report, in which your critical thinking skills will be encouraged. You will also learn about the role of ethics in research. This course will enable you to spot the difference between ‘pop-science’ and genuine science.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr David Pearson

Qualification Prerequisites


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Course Description

The course will cover core experimental methods in psychology building on the key skills developed in the first half-session Methods & Applications (Foundation) course. These experimental methods will be linked to a range of data handling techniques and interpretation skills.

Further Information & Notes

This course is only open to students following the International BSc Foundation (Psychology) Programme.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 30 August 2024 for 1st half-session courses and 20 December 2024 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 100% continuous assessment of practicals; including two full practical write ups. Resit: Students wil be able to repeat individual componments.

Formative Assessment

Formative assessment will be provided through quizzes and exercises in the practical groups.


Students will receive written feedback on continuous assessment.

Course Learning Outcomes


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