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PS3522: METHODOLOGY B (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

This course builds on the skills already developed through participation in Methodology A. Similar to that course the aim is to help students prepare, evaluate and run their own Psychological research. As such this is a ‘hands-on’ course, where students will have a second opportunity to conduct a small research project and practice using SPSS for a variety of statistical analyses. The course also builds on the thorough grounding in qualitative and quantitative research methods provided in Methodology A through a second lecture course.  This course also features workshops on employability, providing students with information on career planning, networking etc.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Bert Timmermans

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

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

This course will impart the skills and knowledge necessary to carry out and evaluate psychological research using quantitative methods.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Practical during University weeks 26 - 34

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Lab Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 35
Assessment Weeks 34 Feedback Weeks 36

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Mark + individual feedback on reports via MyAberdeen.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyBe able to apply the statistical methods taught in this course critically in research reports, oral presentations, to plan, conduct, analyse, and report on empirical studies conducted.

Research Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 5
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks 18

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The mark is based on research participation throughout the course

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandHave a knowledge of more sophisticated research strategies and statistical methods for use in the practicals, research project and later in dissertations.

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks 39,40,41 Feedback Weeks 42

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Mark.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandHave a knowledge of more sophisticated research strategies and statistical methods for use in the practicals, research project and later in dissertations.
ProceduralApplyExtent expertise in the operation of the statistical package SPSS for Windows in order to carry out the techniques and tests specified in ILO1.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionCreateHelp develop a career plan, assess and identify your personal skills, and encourage personal development and networking.
FactualUnderstandHave a knowledge of more sophisticated research strategies and statistical methods for use in the practicals, research project and later in dissertations.
ProceduralApplyBe able to apply the statistical methods taught in this course critically in research reports, oral presentations, to plan, conduct, analyse, and report on empirical studies conducted.
ProceduralApplyExtent expertise in the operation of the statistical package SPSS for Windows in order to carry out the techniques and tests specified in ILO1.

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