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PS4091   Computer-aided Research

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Available only to students in the second year of the Honours Programme, or Research Methods in Psychology (MSc)

Planned timetable: 9.00 am - 11.00 am Tue

As research becomes ever more computationally intense, the ability to use modern research software is becoming indispensable. This practical module will offer an introduction to computational modelling and provide you with the skills necessary to apply it in your research. Emphasis will be put on using scientific scripting languages in a research context. This module will build on the statistical techniques learned in previous modules and introduce modelling techniques, and imaging, stimulus presentation, and data visualisation.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PS3022. Module prerequisites may be waived for students with entry into Honours Psychology. Prerequisites PS3021 and PS3022 are applicable to UG students only.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 lecture and 1 seminar plus office hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 130

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%


Module teaching staff: Dr T Otto