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PS5515: ADVANCED METHODS AND ANALYSIS IN PSYCHOLOGY (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:09


Course Overview

The aim of this course is to expand on the material covered in the “Introduction to Methods and Analysis” course by covering a range of more advanced research methods and statistical techniques, including analysis of variance (ANOVA) and regression, as well as providing a thorough grounding in qualitative approaches to research. This is a ‘hands-on’ course, where students will have the opportunity to conduct a small research project, as well as practice carrying out different sorts of data analyses.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr David Sutherland
  • Dr Mirjam Brady-Van den Bos

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • MSc Psychological Studies (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will cover:
  • The basic principles of advanced inferential statistical techniques in Psychology. This will include different forms of ANOVA and basic regression techniques.
  • The use and interpretation of advanced inferential statistical techniques in Psychology.
  • Advanced concepts in research design in Psychology, including designing experiments and the measurement of psychometric properties of psychological measures.
  • Writing research reports in Psychology to a professional level.
  • The use of SPSS to implement the advanced statistical analysis of behavioural data.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Psychological Studies

Contact Teaching Time

33 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

None.

Formative Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 MCQ examination (30%); Two Laboratory reports continuous assessment (60%); One SPSS open book test (10%)

Resit: Students will resubmit any failed work or re-sit any failed examination. Each element's contribution will remain the same.

Feedback

None.

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