Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This module provides an introduction to research design used in Psychology. During weekly lab classes you will take part in a range of different studies. This gives you first hand experience of psychological research in action. It teaches you how to design and conduct psychological research in an ethical manner, calculate descriptive statistics and how to write up the findings of the research. An overview of each of the different research designs and types of data is given in the associated lecture each week.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/psy-10036/lists
To introduce students to different types of research design and different types of data in Psychology.
Intended Learning Outcomes
identify and describe different research designs and different types of data: 1,2describe different philosophical approaches to research and knowledge: 1,2describe core ethical considerations when conducting research with human participants: 1,3explain recruitment and sampling considerations associated with different research designs: 1describe when and how to collect and analyse appropriate qualitative data to answer a given research question: 12,3calculate appropriate descriptive statistics and interpret results:
10 hours lectures20 hours labs120 hours of other private study.
1: Coursework weighted 20%
Description of Module Assessment
Regular CourseworkFour coursework exercises will be set over the course of the semester. These will require students to submit short (approximately 200 words) answers.2: Exam weighted 40%
Multiple choice examOpen book 2-hour exam3: Research Report weighted 40%
Lab reportStudents will be required to submit a 1000 word lab report consisting of an abstract, introduction and method sections