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PS4050   Psychology Project (30)

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: Full Year

Availability restrictions: Available only to students in the second year of the Honours programme.

Planned timetable: Not applicable.

The aim of the project is to develop and foster the skills of experimental design, appropriate research management and statistical analysis. A wide choice of topics is possible, but the skills developed in modules PS3021, PS3022 and PS4040 are an essential preparation. The empirical part of the project may be conducted with another student, to allow greater research scope and the choice of more realistic problems, but all analysis and report-writing must be carried out individually. Topics range over all areas of psychology under active investigation in the School, and effort is made to arrange for students to work in one of their preferred areas.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PS4040 and pass PS3021 and pass PS3022

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take PN4299 or take BL4200 or take PS4299 or take PS4796 or take PS4797

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Individual supervision by pre-assigned member of staff

Scheduled learning hours: 30

Guided independent study hours: 270

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Dissertation = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Dissertation = 100% Re-assessment may include collecting further data

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr R H Sprengelmeyer
Module teaching staff: Dr R Sprengelmeyer