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PS3021   Research Design and Analysis 1

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not available to General Degree Students.

Planned timetable: Lectures: 9.00 am - 11.00 am Mon. 1-hour practical: one of Mon 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 4-5

This module is designed to provide a basic understanding of research design and statistics that will provide the foundations for independent empirical research and critical analysis required in the final year of the Honours programme. Emphasis will be placed on the acquisition of design and analysis skills and an understanding of the underlying philosophy that guides research. The syllabus will include core aspects such as ethical issues in research, basic statistics, technical writing and the use of statistical packages.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PS2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour lecture and 1 x 1-hour laboratory/tutorial class or seminar.

Scheduled learning hours: 30

Guided independent study hours: 120

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 1-hour Written Examination = 25%, Coursework = 75%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 25%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 75%

Re-assessment: 1-hour Written Examination = 25%, Coursework = 75%, Re-assessment applies to failed components only


Module teaching staff: Dr M W Oram