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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Psychology Short Name: PS.211 TECH
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: HOGH HP Dr (Psychology)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability

Runs across both semesters.

Assessment Pattern

There are two components of assessment for this module:

Test -semester 1
60 minute unseen paper, single answer question section on theory plus SPSS interpretation section [50%]

Test- semester 2
60-minute unseen paper, single answer question secion on theory plus SPSS interpretation section[50%]

Module Overview

Successful completion of all Level 1 core Psychology modules. All core level 2 Psychology modules are co-requisites.

Module Aims

There are two main aims of the module. The first is to build upon level 1 knowledge of statistical tests, and to develop a good understanding of multivariate tests (se mester 1).  The second aim is that you learn how to analyse your data from scratch - ranging from how to choose the appropriate test to being able to make correct inferences from the analysis (se mester 2).

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module it is expected that you will be able to: 

* understand a range of multivariate statistical tests
* select the appropriate test for your data 
* compute a range of statistical tests using SPSS 
* report the results of statistical tests accurately and correctly
* make conclusions about psychological investigations based on statistical analysis

Module Content

The module will also take an active approach to learning statistics. Each week you will have a i hour lecture where you will be introduced to statistical concepts and tests. You will also have a 1 hour weekly workshop where you will analyse psychological data sets using 'SPSS'.

Methods of Teaching/Learning

Lectures and independent student reading.

Selected Texts/Journals

Field, A. (2009).  Discovering Statistics using SPSS for Windows (3rd Ed).  SAGE publications: London . 

Pallant,J.(2005). SPSS Survival Manual (2nd ed): a step by step guide to data analysis using SPSS version 12. berkshire: Open University Press.

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