Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:46
PS1511 builds on PS1011. You will learn more about research methods in Psychology through lectures, practicals, and taking part in experiment-demonstrations. You will also learn how to set up and conduct a Psychology experiment yourself. Part of the lectures will focus on statistics, to equip you with the skills to analyze and interpret your own data, culminating in a written research report, in which your critical thinking skills will be encouraged. You will also learn about the role of ethics in research. This course will enable you to spot the difference between ‘pop-science’ and genuine science.
|Session||Second 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.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
SONA Experiments (6%)
Discussion forum (4%)
Peer feedback (2%)
Report 1 (20%)
Report 2 (34%)
Alternative Resit Arrangement
Coursework Resubmission (100%)
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Procedural||Apply||Being able to set up an experiment and run it. Students will be aware of the principles of good research design and implement this when setting up their study.|
|Procedural||Analyse||Being able to analyse research data. Students will be able to apply the correct statistical test to their data and interpret the outcome.|
|Conceptual||Create||Being able to write up an experiment.|
|Factual||Understand||Having an increased awareness of ethics in research.|
|Conceptual||Analyse||Being able to relate research findings to the wider literature.|
|Conceptual||Evaluate||Being able to evaluate an experiment in terms of strengths and weaknesses of the methodology.|