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PS2018: ADVANCED PSYCHOLOGY 1 - METHODS AND APPLICATIONS (2022-2023)

Last modified: 04 Nov 2022 14:41


Course Overview

This course introduces students to fundamental concepts and methods in psychological research and data analysis. Lectures cover distributions and probability, null hypothesis significance testing, t-tests, chi-square tests, and correlations. Practical classes involve the application of these methods to research examples from different areas of psychology, using the statistical software package SPSS.

Course Details

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

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

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?

  • PS2016 Advanced Psychology 1 - 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. 


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 Computer Practical during University week s 9 - 12, 14 - 17
  • 1 Lecture during University week s 8 - 12, 14 - 18

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

Summative Assessments

Oral Presentation: Group

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Group presentation of research idea.

Oral feedback in class.

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

SONA Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 5
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandAttain 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

Exam - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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30 Multiple Choice Questions over 30 minutes.

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 35
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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.

Formative Assessment

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

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Resit Assessments

Exam - Multiple Choice Questions

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Report: Individual

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Course Learning Outcomes

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