Investigating Psychology

Module code: PS7408

This module covers quantitative and qualitative research methods in psychology and aims to give you the necessary knowledge and skills to evaluate and undertake psychological research. You will learn how to formulate research questions and hypotheses and how to select the most appropriate approach, research design and type of analysis to answer a research question. To this end, we will introduce you to a range of quantitative and qualitative methods and techniques of data analysis and you will learn how and when to use them and how to report the results.

Examples of topics covered:

  • Descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Reliability and validity 
  • Qualitative data collection and transcription 
  • Thematic analysis
  • Interpretative phenomenological analysis
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