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PS4060   Review Essay

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: Full Year

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

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

In this module students will select a key psychological research paper to review (subject to approval by module controller). Students will then submit an outline for formative feedback. The review will be composed independently thereafter. The review should include historical antecedents, including theoretical and methodological issues related to the area and specific problem of issue that the paper addresses. The review should also include an evidence-based evaluation of the impact of the key paper on psychological science and on society. The module includes 6 one-hour sessions on practical skills required to complete the review.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PS2002. Module prerequisites may be waived for students with entry into honours psychology

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

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 x 2-hour workshops in Semester 1

Scheduled learning hours: 6

Guided independent study hours: 144

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

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

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr E M Bowman
Module teaching staff: TBC