QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS - 2020/1
Module code: PSYM065
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This course is a lab-based/practical course intended to get students to use SPSS and understand what they are doing when they use it.
FIFE-SCHAW Christopher (Psychology)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: C831
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
An undergraduate degree.
Indicative content includes:
Week 1 SPSS refresher: Bivariate tests
Week 2 SPSS refresher: Bivariate tests/choosing multivariate procedures
Week 3 Power calculation using G*POWER
Week 4 MCQ class test/Data screening
Week 5 Factor Analysis
Week 6 Reliability assessment
Week 7 Simple Regression
Week 8 Multiple Regression
Week 9 Logistic Regression
Week 10 Cluster Analysis
Week 11 Multidimensional Scaling
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|School-timetabled exam/test||30 MINUTE UNSEEN MCQ CLASS TEST||25|
|Examination||90 MINUTE UNSEEN PRACTICAL OPEN BOOK EXAM USING SPSS||75|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:
i) Knowledge of common bi-variate and multivariate statistical procedures used in psychology
ii) the ability to use SPSS to conduct statistical analysis
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- School-Timetabled Sum. Examination/Test: 30 Minute Unseen MCQ Class Test
- School-Timetabled Sum. Examination/Test: 90 Minute Unseen Practical Exam Using SPSS
Formative assessment and Feedback
i) In-class formative feedback via problem sheets
ii) feedback on their performance in the MCQ
- This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the philosophy underlying psychological research using quantitative methods
|1||Equipped with enough information to critically assess research using quantitative methods||KCPT|
|2||Prepared to apply appropriate techniques to real data sets and be able to interpret output from these analyses in a sophisticated and reflective manner||CPT|
|3||Familiar with the use of common analytic procedures instantiated in SPSS||KPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 33
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Give students the opportunity to gains hands-on experience of using SPSS to solve real research based statistical questions in psychology.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Combination of lectures and computer-based exercises.
- Class-based problem sheets with in–class formative feedback on their learning
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Health Psychology MSc||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Environmental Psychology MSc||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Research Methods in Psychology MSc||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Social Psychology MSc||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
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