Statistics for Psychologists, 2nd Year

The details
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
04 October 2018


Requisites for this module
PS111 and PS114 and PS115



Key module for

BA 63C2 Psychological Studies,
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 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),
BSC C814 Psychology with Economics,
BSC C815 Psychology with Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C816 Psychology with Economics (Including Placement Year)

Module description

This module builds upon your statistics classes in the first year, and combines statistics lectures and computer workshops using statistical software.

This is a full-year course, delivered as two components:

(1) Lectures will cover data analysis skills, along with their underlying principles, which will equip you for most of the laboratory class and project work that you will encounter in the rest of your psychology degree.

(2) Computer workshops will give you a supervised opportunity to solve exercises using statistical software, and the chance to ask questions about any aspects of the topics covered in the lectures.

Module aims

No information available.

Module learning outcomes

No information available.

Module information

You are welcome to ask questions during lectures if any point is unclear. Promptness at a lecture, which starts on the hour, is essential so that you can collect handouts and take a seat without disrupting the class. We will use Kahoot to do quizzes during the lectures, so please bring your phone to class.

In the computer workshops, you will be working through statistics examples in pairs, assisted by lecturers and graduate demonstrators. These classes provide an opportunity not just to learn how to perform statistical tests by computer, but also to ask questions about the statistics topics covered in the lectures. The class is subdivided into a number of smaller groups to allow smaller-group teaching.

Learning and teaching methods

There is one two-hour lecture per week, which will normally have a short break at the halfway point. Computer workshops.


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 Weighting
Coursework Statistics Assignment 1 Test 40%
Coursework Class Test (Computer) 54%
Coursework Participation/Lab Report 22/05/2020 6%
Exam 180 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%


Coursework Exam
50% 50%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Gillian Sandstrom, Dr Vanessa Loaiza



External examiner

Dr Thomas Hunt
University of Derby
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Available via Moodle
Of 238 hours, 152 (63.9%) hours available to students:
30 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
56 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


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