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PS3015: METHODOLOGY A (2022-2023)

Last modified: 07 Nov 2022 14:10


Course Overview

The main aim of this course is to help students prepare, evaluate and run their own Psychological research.  As such this is a ‘hands-on’ course, where students will have the opportunity to conduct a small qualitative research project and practice using SPSS for a variety of statistical analyses. The course provides a thorough grounding in qualitative and quantitative research methods through a lecture series.  Specific topics covered in this course include: verification and falsification of results; ANOVA and qualitative research strategies.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Bert Timmermans

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will impart the skills and knowledge necessary to carry out and evaluate psychological research using quantitative and qualitative methods.

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

Lab Report: Group

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 35
Assessment Weeks 13 Feedback Weeks 15

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Mark + general feedback on frequently encountered issues.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyBe able to plan, conduct, analyse, and report on qualitative and empirical studies conducted under the supervision of a member of staff.
ReflectionCreateBe able to work in groups and coordinate and plan group work.

5 Online SPSS Lab Assignments

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
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Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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SONA Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 5
Assessment Weeks 7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 Feedback Weeks 18

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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 use in practicals and research projects.

Exam - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 35
Assessment Weeks 19,20 Feedback Weeks 24

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35 Multiple Choice Questions over 60 minutes.

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 use in practicals and research projects.
ProceduralApplyHave expertise in the operation of the statistical package SPSS for Windows in order to carry out the techniques and tests specified in ILO1.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course 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 use in practicals and research projects.
ReflectionCreateBe able to work in groups and coordinate and plan group work.
ProceduralApplyBe able to plan, conduct, analyse, and report on qualitative and empirical studies conducted under the supervision of a member of staff.
ProceduralApplyHave expertise in the operation of the statistical package SPSS for Windows in order to carry out the techniques and tests specified in ILO1.

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