PSY3097 : Empirical Project
- Offered for Year: 2021/22
- Module Leader(s): Dr Yoav Tadmor
- Owning School: Psychology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||15|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||15|
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.
|Structured Guided Learning||Lecture materials||1||2:00||2:00||Non-synchronous online - introduction lecture|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||1||288:00||288:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||10||1:00||10:00||Supervision offered present in person - supervisor /student discretion to use blended approach|
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.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Dissertation||2||M||100||Standard 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 8000. Any such request should be made by the supervisor directly to the module leader.
Supervisors will provide formative verbal feedback throughout the supervision process. Submission of a partial draft of the project provides students with an opportunity to get written feedback on the introduction, methods and results sections of their projects.
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.