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PS3022   Research Design and Analysis 2

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not available to General Degree Students.

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

This module is designed to provide a more advanced understanding of research design and statistics. Emphasis will be placed on the acquisition of analytical skills covering typical research situations encountered in the behavioural sciences. There is also an emphasis on integration of concepts across a family of techniques based on correlation and regression. The syllabus will include such topics as multiple regression, path analysis, mediation analysis, factor analysis, ANOVA designs using regression, and moderated multiple regression. There is a focus on computerized data analysis, interpretation, and presentation. A section on qualitative analysis is included to highlight a broader range of research approaches and questions.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PS3021

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 X 2-hour lecture (weeks 1-11) and 2 X 1 hour laboratory/tutorial (weeks 1-10)

Scheduled learning hours: 42

Guided independent study hours: 108

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 40%, Coursework = 60%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 40%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 60%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 40%, Coursework = 60%, Re-assessment applies to failed components only


Module coordinator: Dr K I Mavor
Module teaching staff: Dr K Mavor, Dr S Pehrson, P Gardner