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PSY3097 : Empirical Project

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

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture12:002:00Introduction lecture
Guided Independent StudyProject work1288:00288:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision101:0010:00N/A
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

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 6000 words. See Assessment Rationale and Relationship for further information re word limits
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
Description When Set Comment
Research proposalMWill be assessed within Semester 1
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

FURTHER NOTES RE: WORD LIMITS - For some Qualitative Studies, Multi-study and Mixed methods projects, supervisors may request a higher Word limit of up to 8000 words. This request should be made by the supervisor directly to the module leader


RESEARCH PROPOSAL, RISK ASSESSMENT AND ETHICS SUBMISSION FOR EMPIRICAL PROJECT:
This is a pass/fail component. 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 feedback on a draft version of the dissertation is given by the supervisor.

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