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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
  • 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?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


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.

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

There are no assessments for this course.

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.



Course Learning Outcomes


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