Group Research Project_Psych Studies PSYCH3004
- Academic Session: 2022-23
- School: School of Psychology and Neuroscience
- Credits: 30
- Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
- Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
The Group research project will teach students skills in design, data gathering, analysis and report writing.
Requirements of Entry
A Grade D or better in Psychology 1A and 1B, and 2A and 2B.
The project will be submitted as an individual, 5000 word report, but researched as a group. The mark is based 100% on that report. The report will include a literature review; detailed statement on methods used; data gathering; statistical analysis of results and discussion of findings.
To give students the experience of investigating a real research issue in Psychology
To provide them with the experience of collaborative work in a research context
To develop the knowledge and skill required to design, execute and write a psychological research report.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
At the end of the course students will be able to
■ Identify a research question in Psychology and design a study using an appropriate methodology
■ Justify the selection of research and procedures and measurements of good reliability and validity,
■ Write an ethical approval application and successfully gain ethical approval
■ Recruit subjects, explain research procedures and gather data
■ Analyse data using appropriate statistics
■ Write a final report structured using American Psychological Society protocols
■ Collaborate successfully in a group to achieve the completion of the study.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment