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PS2518: ADVANCED PSYCHOLOGY 2 - METHODS AND APPLICATIONS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 19 May 2022 09:45


Course Overview

This course covers a broad range of data collection and analysis methods used in psychological research. Lectures cover survey and observational methods, regression analysis, ANOVA, and qualitative research methods. Practical classes involve the application of these methods to research examples from different areas of psychology.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr David Sutherland

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

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

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course aims to introduce students to a broad range of methods used in psychological research. Lectures cover fundamental statistical concepts and statistical tests that are applied in the weekly practical classes. Practical classes involve students working in small groups to design studies, analyse data, and write a practical report.


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 Meeting during University weeks 26 - 35
  • 1 Practical during University weeks 27 - 35

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Summative Assessments

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Feedback will be provided via MyAberdeen online quiz.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will be able to understand the different statistical methods used to analyse data in psychology.
ProceduralApplyStudents will be able to apply the appropriate statistical method for different study designs.

Lab Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
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Written feedback will be provided via MyAberdeen.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyStudents will be able to clearly communicate findings from analysing data.

Exam - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will be able to understand the different statistical methods used to analyse data in psychology.
ProceduralApplyStudents will be able to apply the appropriate statistical method for different study designs.

SONA experimental participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 5
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualEvaluateAttain knowledge of the general principles of psychological research and the most common elementary designs of qualitative analysis and statistical methods for used in practicals and research projects

Oral Presentation: Group

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Employability presentation.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralCreateStudents will be able to design a study to address a specific research question.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Re-submission of failed elements

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will be able to understand the different statistical methods used to analyse data in psychology.
ProceduralApplyStudents will be able to apply the appropriate statistical method for different study designs.
ProceduralApplyStudents will be able to clearly communicate findings from analysing data.
ProceduralCreateStudents will be able to design a study to address a specific research question.
FactualEvaluateAttain knowledge of the general principles of psychological research and the most common elementary designs of qualitative analysis and statistical methods for used in practicals and research projects

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