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PS1011 is a perfect combination of subject-specific knowledge and transferable skills. In weekly lectures and hands-on practicals, you will learn how various research methods are applied across a range of Psychology sub-fields. In addition, you will learn how to read scientific articles and begin to critique them. You will also be encouraged to develop skills such as giving presentations and writing literature reviews. Apart from acquiring these skills, the course will give you insight into the ‘human factor’ that all sciences necessarily have in common, and as such it will be a valuable addition to any degree.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The course will cover core experimental methods and research design in psychology. These experimental methods will be linked to a range of data handling techniques and interpretation skills.
|Morling, B. (2014 or 2018). Research Methods in Psychology, 2nd or 3rd Ed (either is fine). W.W Norton Co., UK. Third edition available at Blackwells, £29.99.This is a compulsory purchase as it includes a registration code allowing students to access the ZAPS online experiments during the practical course. Without it, students cannot carry out the online experiments necessary to complete and pass the course.||GBP 29.99|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
10% Scientific Article
22% Annotated Bibliography
30% Critical Review
2% Peer-feedback Draft
2x 10% Multiple Choice Questions Quizzes
4% Group Presentations
6% SONA Participation
6% Forum Discussion
Alternative Resit Assessment
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||Being able to find scientific articles online. Students will be able to know which sources to use and how to use them correctly.|
|Factual||Understand||Being able to understand scientific articles. Students will be able to understand scientific jargon, have a clearer grasp of methodological terms, and find specific information within an article.|
|Conceptual||Understand||Being able to summarize scientific articles. Students will be able to summarize an article in terms of 'what did they do, how did they do it, what did they find, and what does it mean'.|
|Conceptual||Evaluate||Being able to evaluate scientific articles. Students will be able to outline strengths and weaknesses of research methodology and researchers' interpretations.|
|Conceptual||Apply||Being able to communicate ideas in a clear way. Students will be better able to write for, and talk to, different audiences and help them understand their ideas.|
|Factual||Remember||Being able to describe the history of psychology and the current applications in the field.|