PSY-20043 - Qualitative and Survey Research Design
Coordinator: Christopher E Stiff Tel: +44 1782 7 33667
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733736

Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2019/20

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.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

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,

Study hours

11 hours of lectures
22 hours of lab sessions
33 hours preparation/writing up for lectures and labs
44 hours of project work (outside of class time)
40 hours for writing up project work

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Group Report weighted 40%
Group Qualitative Report
Working 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 Report
Students 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.