Group Research Project_Psych Studies PSYCH3004

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Psychology
  • 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

Short Description

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.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

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