PSY3097 : Empirical Project

Semester 1 Credit Value: 15
Semester 2 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 15.0


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

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyProject work1290:00290:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision101:0010:00N/A
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

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Dissertation2M100Between 5000 and 8000 words excluding cover, contents page, acknowledgements, reference list and appendices.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

All learning and skill outcomes are formally assessed through a dissertation in the form of an empirical research report. Formative feedback on a draft version of the dissertation is given by the supervisor.

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