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Module

PSY3097 : Empirical Project

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Yoav Tadmor
  • Owning School: Psychology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 15
Semester 2 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 15.0

Aims

To enable students to design and carry out an empirical study in any area of psychology; test theoretically motivated hypotheses; collect and analyse data and present a written report on this research.

Outline Of Syllabus

This is an empirical project in which the student designs and carries out an empirical study in any area of psychology. The project tests theoretically motivated hypotheses, and to test these hypotheses, the student collects and analyses data. The student then presents a written report on this research.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials12:002:00Non-synchronous online - introduction lecture
Guided Independent StudyProject work1288:00288:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision101:0010:00Supervision offered synchronously online - supervisor and student discretion to hold one via PIP
Total300:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Independent supervised research provides the opportunity for initiative and development of problem solving abilities. A structured framework of tutorial group meetings with project supervisors enables students to receive training and guidance at all the major stages of their project including background, aims, methods, analysis and writing up.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Dissertation2M100Standard Dissertation length is up to 5000 words.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

FURTHER NOTES RE: WORD LIMITS - For some Qualitative Studies, Multi-study and Mixed methods projects, supervisors may request and justify a higher Word limit up to 7000 words. Any such request should be made by the supervisor directly to the module leader.


RESEARCH PROPOSAL, RISK ASSESSMENT AND ETHICS SUBMISSION FOR EMPIRICAL PROJECT:
Students will complete this assignment in conjunction with their empirical projects. They cannot start their project work before their supervisor confirms that this component has reached a satisfactory standard. Some may complete this earlier where data collection for project commences over the summer.

DISSERTATION: All learning and skill outcomes are formally assessed through a dissertation in the form of an empirical research report. Formative

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