Psychology BSc/MA/MA(SocSci)

Quantitative Project 3H PSYCH4058

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Psychology
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Students will work in small groups to conduct a quantitative research project and analyse the associated

data. Students will then develop a group poster and write an individual research paper which will not

exceed 2500 words.


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

Excluded Courses



Group poster presentation (approx. 6 students, 25%). Individually written lab report (2,500 words, 75%).

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 develop the skills involved in analysing data and effective science communication.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Write an evaluative introduction to a research problem in Psychology

■ Design testable hypotheses which derive from their review

■ Test and statistically evaluate the hypotheses using appropriate experimental and quantitative

statistical techniques

■ Effectively communicate the research project in poster and research report form

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.