Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology – Part 2 (Module 33009)

This module builds on the content covered in the LC Quantitative Research Methods module.

It will examine more complex quantitative research designs (e.g. complex experimental designs such as randomised controlled trials and more complex non-experimental designs such as multi-wave, multi-level longitudinal designs), and data collection (e.g. determining the psychometric properties of research instruments/ data collected). It will cover more sophisticated data analysis techniques and work with larger datasets (e.g. inferential statistics for datasets with multiple predictor or outcome variables, such as regression analysis and ANOVA). The importance of conducting research in line with ethical principles, such as the BPS Code of Ethics will be further emphasized and discussed in relation to the relative strengths or weaknesses of particular research designs/instruments. 

Research examples will focus on biological, cognitive, social and developmental psychology in Education settings. 

Outcome

By the end of the module you should be able to:

  • Design complex quantitative research studies, taking practical and ethical considerations into account 
  • Select/develop appropriate data collection instruments for generating quantitative data   
  •  Use data analysis techniques to conduct sophisticated data analysis of quantitative data, and interpret findings
  • Write research reports according to quantitative research conventions 

Value

20 credits

Contact time

Lectures (20 hours), Seminars (14 hours), Practical classes/workshops (6 hours)

Assessment

2,000 word research report  (50%); 2,000 word research report (50%)

Programmes associated with this module