Research Project (PGT) PSYCH5038P
- Academic Session: 2023-24
- School: School of Psychology and Neuroscience
- Credits: 60
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Summer
- Available to Visiting Students: No
This course is designed to give students the experience of designing and presenting on a cutting-edge research
project under close supervision of academic staff in psychological laboratories and writing up the results appropriately for peer-reviewed publication.
Weekly (by designated supervisor)
Requirements of Entry
At least a 2:1 honours degree in psychology or related discipline.
Written Report up to a maximum of 11000 words (90%)
Presentation on the Project (10%)
To give students the experience of designing, completing, discussing, and presenting on a cutting-edge research project in psychological laboratories of international standing and writing up the results for peer-reviewed publication.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
■ Develop a research question with a clear evidence-based rationale.
■ Use appropriate methodology and analytical techniques to answer the research question.
■ Write a scientific document based on the evidence they have gathered and their subsequent analysis of the data demonstrating clear understanding and interpretation of their findings and their impact on relevant fields.
■ Give a presentation relating to the project and respond to questions and discussion that arise during the project.
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.