Research Methods B

Description

Statistics Lectures:

  • Revision of Hypothesis testing
  • Distributions
  • Parametric assumptions and Z-scores
  • Testing of difference:
    T-tests (1 sample)
    T-tests (related)
    T-tests (unrelated)
  • Equivalent Non-parametric test of difference: Wilcox on, Mann-Whitney and One Way ANOVA (Kreskas-Wallis)

Computer Practicals

  • Using SPSS to support statistical analysis

Practical Psychology

  • Two simple psychological studies: How to write up an experimental design

Research Participation

  • 10 hours of participation in current research

Delivery

  • 1 hour of lectures weekly for 10 weeks
  • 1 hour of computer practical weekly for 8 weeks
  • 1 hour of psychology practical’s weekly for 10 weeks
  • 2 one-off lectures to support practical’s
  • 2 Practical Support drop-in sessions
  • 2 Hours of study skills lectures

Assessment

  • Practical 1: 1500 word practical (25% of 20 credit module)
  • Practical 2: 1500 word practical (25% of 20 credit module)
  • Statistics course work (15% of 20 credit module)
  • Class test (35% of 20 credit module)

To be eligible to pass this module, the statistics exam must be passed and you need to fulfil the requirements of the Research Participation Scheme.

Key skills

  • Written communication
  • Gathering information
  • Analysing data
  • Critical thinking
  • Report writing
  • Problem solving
  • Using initiative
  • Flexibility
  • Computing and IT
  • Organisation and Planning