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Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

Course Overview

This course builds on the material covered in the first semester course PS2018. Lectures focus primarily on statistical methods and data analysis, with associated practical classes where students work in small groups to design and run their own studies and write reports. In addition, there are lectures and small-group sessions addressing broader topics, including ethical issues in psychological research and how the knowledge and skills that are developed in studying psychology methods can enhance students’ employability.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr David Sutherland

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

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

  • Either PS1009 Introductory Psychology I: Concepts and Theory (Passed) or PS1012 Introductory Psychology I: Concepts and Theory (Distance) (Passed)
  • Either PS1011 Introductory Psychology I: Methods and Applications (Passed) or PS1013 Introductory Methods and Applications in Psychology I (Distance) (Passed)
  • PS2018 Advanced Psychology 1 - Methods and Applications (Studied)
  • PS2017 Advanced Psychology a - Concepts and Theory (Studied)
  • Either PS1511 Introductory Psychology II: Methods and Applications (Passed) or PS1513 Introductory Methods and Applications in Psychology II (Distance) (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either PS1509 Introductory Psychology II: Concepts and Theory (Passed) or PS1512 Introductory Psychology II: Concepts and Theory (Distance) (Passed)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PS2516 Advanced Psychology 2 - Methods and Applications (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course will cover a range of core research methods and data handling techniques used in contemporary psychological research.

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: Exam (65%) and continuous assessment (35%).

Resit: Students will be able to repeat individual components.

Formative Assessment

Formative assessment will be provided through a subset of practical sessions and tutorials.


Students will receive written feedback on continuous assessment.

Course Learning Outcomes


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