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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

The ability to identify, select, carry out and interpret a range of core psychological statistical methods is required to interpret research evidence and complete successful research in clinical psychology. This course enables you to develop a theoretical and practical understanding of key research methods and statistical techniques applied to clinically relevant data.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Ceri Trevethan

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Carrying out clinical research and interpreting research evidence are both important aspects of working in clinical psychology. This course provides students with the opportunity to further develop their statistical knowledge and skills using key statistical techniques applied to clinically relevant data. A combination of lectures and computer workshops will be used to enable students to confidently identify, select, implement and appraise key statistical methods. 

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 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st attempt: Multiple Choice Exam (75%); Weekly worksheets (25%).

Resit: Similar to first attempt, with existing pass mark carried forward so that resit is only needed for failed element(s). 

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Feedback on assessments will be provided according to University procedures. It is anticipated that this will be in the form of verbal feedback during the workshops. 

Course Learning Outcomes


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