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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 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.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


Contact Teaching Time

53 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 25 - 35
  • 1 Practical during University weeks 26 - 35

More Information about Week Numbers

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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