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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences : Psychology

Postgraduate Course: Psychological Research Skills (PSYL11065)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course covers fundamental skills relating to the psychological research process, from developing research ideas to designing and conducting an experiment, communicating research findings, and knowledge transfer.
Course description Wk1: Foundations of Psychological Research: Replication, validity, what is a good theory?
Wk2: Publishing research and writing research proposals
Wk3: Knowledge exchange and public engagement
Wk4: Conference talks and posters
Wk5: Replication Crisis in Psychology
Wk6: Research Ethics
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1000-word PhD proposal (50%)
Dissertation poster presentation (50%)
Feedback Formatively assessed using spoken and written feedback.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. understand the relationship between research ideas and the formulation of testable hypotheses
  2. communicate research ideas and findings in a variety of formats to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  3. appreciate the importance of public engagement and knowledge transfer in the research process
  4. understand ethical considerations relating to psychological research design
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Attend all lectures as scheduled
Keywordsskills,research
Contacts
Course organiserDr Billy Lee
Tel: (0131 6)50 3342
Email: B.Lee@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188
Email: Toni.noble@ed.ac.uk
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