Psychology BSc/MA/MA(SocSci)

Quantitative Project 3H PSYCH4058

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

Students will work as a small research group under the supervision of a member of academic staff. They will conduct a quantitative research project and analyse the associated data. Students will write an individual research paper which will not exceed 2500 words.


Weekly one hour supervision meetings

Excluded Courses



Individually written lab report (2,500 words, 100%).

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable for Honours courses

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:

■ Develop a research question with a clear evidence-based rationale

■ Use appropriate methodology and analytical techniques to answer the research question

■ Write a scientific report 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

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.