Postgraduate Course: Specialist Techniques in Psychological Research (PSYL11070)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course introduces students to a range of specialist techniques used in psychological research, particularly Cognitive Neuroscience. Techniques include: EEG, fMRI, TMS, fNIRS, eye-tracking, and single-case statistics for neuropsychology.
This course introduces students to a range of specialist techniques used in psychological research, particularly Cognitive Neuroscience, through a parallel series of technique-focused lectures, and practical workshops.
This course will cover the basic principles of these techniques, and their advantages and disadvantages, considering the sorts of research questions to which each might be applied.
Students are required to attend all lectures, and to attend one mandatory workshop.
Students taking the course for credit can additionally choose one optional workshop, subject to availability.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Block 2 (Sem 1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessment on this course is by a series of short answer questions organised in sections. Students will choose ONE section. Each section will relate to more than one of the techniques covered. The word limit will be 1500 words.
||Each topic provides separate opportunities for interactive discussion and feedback allowing students to assess and improve their understanding of the topic - for example, seminar-style workshops or data processing classes in which principles are applied to examples.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- understand how the research question affects the choice of technique
- familiarise themselves with the scenarios in which the range of design types discussed are applicable
- become adept at describing the major data collection and processing procedures in a variety of the areas covered
|These are provided separately for each topic running in a given year.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||The core teaching for the course is 7 lectures, and a mandatory workshop. Students taking the course for credit can additionally choose one optional workshop, subject to availability
|Keywords||psychological research,brain imaging,neuropsychology
|Course organiser||Dr Robert McIntosh
Tel: (0131 6)50 3444
|Course secretary||Miss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188