Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
21 September 2023
Requisites for this module
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 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)
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.
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.
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:
- Critical evaluation of theory and research
- Generating research hypotheses
- Effectively test research hypotheses by collecting data and applying appropriate statistical methods.
- Plan, undertake, and report an empirical project
- 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).
The module will be supported through Moodle. The module outline provides further guidelines, details, and deadlines.
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.
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
||Final Year Project
||Engagement with Supervisor and meeting project milestones
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.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Anna Hughes, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most academic staff in Psychology are involved in project supervision.
Dr Paula Miles
University of St Andrews
Director of Teaching, Senior Lecturer
Available via Moodle
Of 4 hours, 4 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.
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