Empirical Project - PSY00016M

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  • Department: Psychology
  • Module co-ordinator: Information currently unavailable
  • Credit value: 80 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20
  • Notes: This is an independent study module

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Summer Term 2019-20 to Summer Vacation 2019-20

Module aims

To engender

  • The ability to develop an idea that is interesting and capable of being studied empirically.
  • Understanding of the ethical issues involved and how to get ethical approval.
  • The ability to design and carry out the study in a scientifically satisfactory manner.
  • Understanding of statistical and analytic techniques and, where necessary, appropriate knowledge and and use of computer packages.
  • The ability to write a report of the work to the standard needed for submission for publication.
  • Ability to present the work in other ways, such as a conference poster

Module learning outcomes

The student should be competent in

  • Developing an idea that is interesting and capable of being studied empirically.
  • Understanding of the ethical issues involved and how to get ethical approval.
  • Designing and carrying out the study in a scientifically satisfactory manner.
  • Understanding statistical and analytic techniques and, where necessary, appropriate knowledge and and use of computer packages.
  • Writing a report of the work to the standard needed for submission for publication.
  • Presenting the work in other ways, including a conference poster.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Empirical Project - Poster Presentation
N/A 5
Essay/coursework
Empirical Project - Project
N/A 85
Essay/coursework
Student Contribution
N/A 10

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Empirical Project - Project
N/A 85

Module feedback

This is one of the final assessments. Mark released with degree class.

Indicative reading

There are no key texts for this module.



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