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PS1511: INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY II: METHODS AND APPLICATIONS (2022-2023)

Last modified: 04 Nov 2022 14:01


Course Overview

PS1511 builds onto PS1011. You will learn more about research methods in Psychology through lectures, practicals and taking part in research. You will also learn how to set up and conduct a Psychology study yourself. Part of the lectures will focus on statistics, to equip you with the skills to analyze and interpret your own data. In doing so, you will also learn about the role of ethics in research. The main assessments are two research reports and and MCQ test about the lectures.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Mirjam Brady-Van den Bos

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?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week s 26 - 35
  • 1 Practical during University week s 26 - 35

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Lab Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 34
Assessment Weeks 35 Feedback Weeks 37

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Feedback

Students receive individual, written feedback by their class tutors.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseBeing able to relate research findings to the wider literature.
ConceptualCreateBeing able to write up an experiment.
ConceptualEvaluateBeing able to evaluate an experiment in terms of strengths and weaknesses of the methodology.
FactualUnderstandHaving an increased awareness of ethics in research.
ProceduralAnalyseBeing able to analyse research data. Students will be able to apply the correct statistical test to their data and interpret the outcome.
ProceduralApplyBeing 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.

Lab Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 30 Feedback Weeks 32

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Feedback

Students receive individual, written feedback by their class tutors.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseBeing able to relate research findings to the wider literature.
ConceptualCreateBeing able to write up an experiment.
ConceptualEvaluateBeing able to evaluate an experiment in terms of strengths and weaknesses of the methodology.
FactualUnderstandHaving an increased awareness of ethics in research.
ProceduralAnalyseBeing able to analyse research data. Students will be able to apply the correct statistical test to their data and interpret the outcome.
ProceduralApplyBeing 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.

SONA Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 6
Assessment Weeks 25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35 Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

No feedback is given; students get credit for taking part in experiments. They are debriefed about the experiments, but this is not feedback.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseBeing able to relate research findings to the wider literature.
FactualUnderstandHaving an increased awareness of ethics in research.
ProceduralApplyBeing 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.

Exam - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

50 Multiple Choice Questions over 50 minutes. General feedback is given on the questions that were answered the least well.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseBeing able to relate research findings to the wider literature.
FactualUnderstandHaving an increased awareness of ethics in research.
ProceduralApplyBeing 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.

SONA Evaluation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 32 Feedback Weeks 34

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Feedback

1000 words.

Written feedback from their class tutor.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseBeing able to relate research findings to the wider literature.
ConceptualEvaluateBeing able to evaluate an experiment in terms of strengths and weaknesses of the methodology.
FactualUnderstandHaving an increased awareness of ethics in research.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Re-submission of failed elements

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualCreateBeing able to write up an experiment.
ConceptualAnalyseBeing able to relate research findings to the wider literature.
ProceduralAnalyseBeing able to analyse research data. Students will be able to apply the correct statistical test to their data and interpret the outcome.
ProceduralApplyBeing 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.
FactualUnderstandHaving an increased awareness of ethics in research.
ConceptualEvaluateBeing able to evaluate an experiment in terms of strengths and weaknesses of the methodology.

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