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PS3522: METHODOLOGY B (2022-2023)

Last modified: 07 Nov 2022 15:31


Course Overview

This course builds on the skills already developed through participation in Methodology A. Similar to that course the aim is to help students prepare, evaluate and run their own Psychological research. As such this is a ‘hands-on’ course, where students will have a second opportunity to conduct a small research project and practice using SPSS for a variety of statistical analyses. The course also builds on the thorough grounding in qualitative and quantitative research methods provided in Methodology A through a second lecture course.  This course also features workshops on employability, providing students with information on career planning, networking etc.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second 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 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 26 - 35
  • 1 Practical during University week s 27 - 31, 33 - 35
  • 1 Tutorial during University week s 26 - 34

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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: Individual

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Learning Outcomes
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Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

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35 Multiple Choice Questions over 60 minutes

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Report: Group

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5 Online SPSS Lab Assignments

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Mark + individual feedback on reports via MyAberdeen.

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SONA

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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Coursework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionCreateHelp develop a career plan, assess and identify your personal skills, and encourage personal development and networking.
ProceduralApplyExtent expertise in the operation of the statistical package SPSS for Windows in order to carry out the techniques and tests specified in ILO1.
FactualUnderstandHave a knowledge of more sophisticated research strategies and statistical methods for use in the practicals, research project and later in dissertations.
ProceduralApplyBe able to apply the statistical methods taught in this course critically in research reports, oral presentations, to plan, conduct, analyse, and report on empirical studies conducted.

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