Quantitative Project 3H PSYCH4058

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Psychology
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Students will work in small groups on a quantitative study where they design an experiment, collect and analyse the data. Students will then write an independent research paper which will not exceed 2500 words.


Part of weekly one hour tutorial meetings will concern supervision of these projects.

Laboratory drop in help sessions will provide support in setting up the experiments and analysing the data (2 hour e-prime) for 9 weeks. 

Requirements of Entry

Entry to Honours Psychology is guaranteed by a B2 average over Psychology 2A and 2B. To enter level 4 honours, a satisfactory performance in level 3 honours is required as well as the fulfilment of College regulations

Excluded Courses



A psychology lab report, 2500 words

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

To work in small groups to complete a project using quantitative research methods

To write an individual and independent research report which will not exceed 2500 words in length, not including references and appendices.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Research and design a research project using quantitative research methods

■ Devise a methodology appropriate for their project

■ Execute procedures reliably and effectively to gather data

■ Analyse experimental data and interpret the outputs

■ Write up their findings in a suitable research report.

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.