Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 9
Availability restrictions: Not available to General Degree Students.
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.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PS2002
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
As used by St Andrews: 1-hour Written Examination = 25%, Coursework = 75%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 25%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 1-hour Written Examination = 25%, Coursework = 75%, Re-assessment applies to failed components only
Module coordinator: Dr M W Oram
Module teaching staff: Dr M W Oram