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Postgraduate Course: Discovering Development (CLPS11049)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis online course provides an introduction to psychological research design and methods within a developmental context. Discovering Development is suited to students with little or no prior training in psychological research and for students who are new to research with children and young people. The course provides the basics of quantitative and qualitative design; data collection methods, including how to adapt classic methods for use with children and adolescents in the clinical and general population; systematic reviews and meta-analyses. The course examines in some depth issues of ethics and consent in researching with children and young people.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Online Activities 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 166 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Learning is assessed through formative and summative means.
Assignment 1 is a group project in which structured peer feedback under tutor supervision (formative feedback) is provided and responded to prior to submission for a group mark (summative assessment), assessed by a tutor (2000 words - 25%).
Assignment 2 is an individual research (dissertation) proposal. This assignment will benefit from feedback from assignment 1, and formative feedback will be provided by the proposed supervisor prior to submission for summative assessment (2500 words - 75%).

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Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students should be able to:

* Demonstrate a critical and contextualised understanding of the key issues in research design and ethics
* Evaluate the appropriateness of different methods of primary/secondary data collection based on issues of design, analysis and population of interest
* Demonstrate research literacy through critical appraisal and synthesis of research
* Develop a viable research proposal that can demonstrate logical links between research questions, design and (primary/secondary) data collection
Reading List
Greig, A. Taylor, J. & MacKay, T. (2013) Doing Research with Children: A practical guide. London: Sage
Chapters from the ┐Handbook of Research Methods in Developmental Science┐ by Teti Douglas
Additional Information
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Nuno Ferreira
Tel: (0131 6)50 3898
Email: Nuno.Ferreira@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Lorna Sheal
Tel: (0131 6)51 3970
Email: L.Sheal@ed.ac.uk
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