Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This module will cover commonly-used research methods in psychology, ranging from classical tests through to statistics at the forefront of Psychology. These include factorial ANOVA, multiple regression, and an introduction to Bayesian analysis. Additionally, you will be provided with hands-on experience working on your own research projects. The module develops statistical understanding vital to the comprehension of much psychology research. The logical and numerical skills developed are of use throughout psychology, other disciplines and activities, and are highly regarded by potential employers.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/psy-20044/lists
This module will present students with an opportunity to study classic and modern research methods applied by psychologists to investigate human behaviour. Topics are drawn from across the discipline of Psychology, and will provide students with the tools necessary to answer various research questions.
Intended Learning Outcomes
identify and calculate inferential statistics appropriately based on given hypotheses and types of data collected: 1,2conduct, analyse and evaluate an experiment: 1,3write an experimental lab report using APA formatting: 1take part in and experience (or write about) the practice of experimental design, data collection, and data analysis: 1,3
12 hours of lectures24 hours of laboratory classes8 hours of RPT (part of assessment, thus not included in taught hours)2 hours exam104 hours personal study (to include preparation for classes, work on individual and group assessments, reading, and library research)
1: Laboratory Report weighted 45%
Description of Module Assessment
Group Project (Individual Report)Students, in groups of approximately 5, conduct a small-scale research project, which involves experiment design, execution, and analysis. Each member of the group individually writes up the experiment (2,000 words) in the style of a laboratory report (i.e. abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion).2: Exam weighted 45%
Open-book MCQ exam2 hour Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) unseen examination3: Assignment weighted 10%
Research ParticipationStudents will complete 8 hours of research participation time OR they will write a 2,000 word essay on research methods or ethics.