Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Psychology is a hands-on scientific discipline and this module is all about getting you ┐doing┐ psychology. It will develop your understanding of psychologically relevant statistical analysis methods, building on research methods content taught in semester 1. Appropriate statistical techniques for analysing data from such designs including Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and its non-parametric equivalents are introduced, along with some other statistical analysis techniques appropriate for year 1 psychology. Doing research and designing and analysing your own investigations is challenging, interesting and enjoyable. We hope students share this view having completed the module.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/psy-10031/lists
To develop students┐ understanding and ability to use quantitative research methods in psychologyTo develop students┐ understanding and ability to use parametric (e.g. analysis of variance) and non-parametric (e.g. chi-squared) statistical tests
Intended Learning Outcomes
Describe the concepts of inference, probability, generalisability and reproducibility: 1,2Identify when and how to calculate inferential statistics appropriately based on given hypotheses and types of data collected: 1,2Write up the results of a statistical analysis using APA formatting in a lab report: 2Take part in and experience or write about the practice of experimental design, data collection and data analysis: 2,3
36 hours taught (1 hour lecture and 2 hours laboratory classes, weekly)8 hours of RPT (part of assessment, thus not included in taught hours)106 hours of independent study (to include preparation for classes, work on individual assessments, preparation for and completion of fortnightly quizzes, reading and library research)
1: Class Test weighted 20%
Description of Module Assessment
5 x Continuous fortnightly quizAs part of laboratory class activities students will sit a continuous assessment of 10-15 item MCQs every fortnight totalling 5, checking understanding of lecture content. These will be delivered via the KLE. The best 4 of the 5 marks will contribute to the student's final grade.2: Coursework weighted 70%
Project ReportLab report based on group project work - 1500 words. Students will be encouraged to submit a formative lab report for in person feedback from staff on week 7 this will be based on one of the analyses taught on the module. The feedback will focus on the results and discussion sections as students will be attempting these for the first time.3: Assignment weighted 10%
Research ParticipationStudents will complete 8 hours of research participation time OR they will write a 2000 word essay on research methods or ethics.