Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/psy-20043/lists
This module aims to advance student understanding of qualitative and survey research methods used in psychology, and builds on the content of first year methods modules. It introduces two important traditions in psychological research: qualitative methods and survey methods.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Design appropriate data collection and analysis strategies to test hypotheses and answer research questions: 1,2,Conduct, analyse and evaluate a qualitative research project: 1,Conduct, analyse and evaluate a survey: 2,Write a qualitative lab report using APA formatting: 1,Write a survey lab report using APA formatting: 2,
11 hours of lectures22 hours of lab sessions33 hours preparation/writing up for lectures and labs44 hours of project work (outside of class time)40 hours for writing up project work
1: Group Report weighted 40%
Description of Module Assessment
Group Qualitative ReportWorking in groups of approximate size 3-5, students will complete a 3,000 word group report based on the practical qualitative methods and theoretical issues covered within the module. This will include a reflection on their participation in and organisation of the group research. In addition to completing the group lab report, students will be required to complete an anonymous online peer assessment to rate the contributions of their group members. The peer assessment will be used to moderate the group mark for each individual student by up to 5% above or below the mark received by the group for the project.2: Laboratory Report weighted 60%
Individual Quantitative ReportStudents will produce a 2,500 word individual lab report based on work they have done in practical classes. This includes statistical data analysis undertaken using statistical software and will be written in the style of a psychological research paper.