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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 a study, communicating research findings, and collaborating with others.
Course description 1. Formulating psychological research
2. Writing a grant proposal
3. Research ethics
4. Replication crisis
5. Registered reports
6. Online data collection
7. Doing applied psychology
8. Collaborating in multidisciplinary teams
9. Disseminating psychological research
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 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Online Activities 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, and research collaboration
  2. communicate research ideas and findings in a variety of formats to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  3. appreciate a range of different research paradigms and methods of psychological measurement
  4. understand ethical considerations relating to psychological research design and reporting
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Participate in all activities as scheduled
Keywordsskills,research,academic
Contacts
Course organiserDr Zachary Horne
Tel:
Email: Zachary.Horne@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188
Email: Toni.noble@ed.ac.uk
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