PS300-6-FY-KS:
Psychology Project

The details
2024/25
Psychology
Kaplan Singapore
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 27 June 2025
30
07 November 2023

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

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Key module for

BA C801 Psychology (Including Year Abroad),
BA C802 Psychology,
BA C807 Psychology (Including Foundation Year),
BA C810 Psychology (Including Placement Year),
BSC C800 Psychology,
BSC C800JS Psychology,
BSC C800NS Psychology,
BSC C803 Psychology (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C811 Psychology (Including Placement Year),
BSC C812 Psychology (Including Foundation Year),
BSC C806 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C808 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience,
BSC C809 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience (Including Placement Year),
BSC C813 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience (Including Foundation Year),
MSCIC999 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience,
MSCICA98 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience (Including Placement Year),
MSCICA99 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C814 Psychology with Economics,
BSC C815 Psychology with Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C816 Psychology with Economics (Including Placement Year),
BSC C817 Psychology with Economics (Including Foundation Year),
MSCIC998 Psychology with Advanced Research Methods,
MSCICB98 Psychology with Advanced Research Methods (Including Placement Year),
MSCICB99 Psychology with Advanced Research Methods (Including Year Abroad)

Module description

The Research Project is an original piece of empirical psychological research assessed via a poster (research presentation), and a written report (dissertation).


The project provides an opportunity to apply, in an original piece of research, the statistical and the research methodology learned during the first two years of the psychology degree.

Module aims

The aims of this module are:



  • To give students a chance to apply the knowledge and skills learned during the first two years and apply them to their own original research project.

  • To design an experiment to address a novel research question.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:



  • Show all the key learning outcomes developed during their degree, in particular:



  1. Critical evaluation of theory and research

  2. Generating research hypotheses

  3. Effectively test research hypotheses by collecting data and applying appropriate statistical methods.

  4. Plan, undertake, and report an empirical project

  5. Communicate ideas effectively


Outcomes 1, 2 and 5 will be assessed in coursework 1 (research presentation).
Outcomes 1-5 will be assessed in coursework 3 (dissertation).

Module information

The module will be supported through Moodle. The module outline provides further guidelines, details, and deadlines.

Learning and teaching methods

The module will be delivered via:

  • An introductory lecture in the first week of term.
  • Regular meetings with an allocated supervisor, to provide students with support.
  • A further lecture in Spring Term to introduce the poster session that takes place in March.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non - essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Research Presentation    10% 
Coursework   Final Year Project    85% 
Practical   Engagement with Supervisor and meeting project milestones    5% 

Additional coursework information

The first assignment will be a research conference in March and will be used to give students an opportunity to present their work to their supervisor and the department more widely. This will also count for 10% of their mark. The final dissertation will be worth 90% of the module mark.

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Carina De Klerk, email: c.deklerk@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Jonathan Rolison, email: jrolison@essex.ac.uk.
Carina De Klerk (autumn) John Rolison (spring/summer)

 

Availability
No
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External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

Further information
Psychology

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