15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The module explores different paradigms of psychological and educational research, with a focus on quantitative methodologies and research designs, such as statistical analysis; experimental and quasi-experimental designs, psychometric theories and scale construction, and surveys. Module content includes: - Quantitative research principles, research variables, survey, questionnaire design and quantitative data collection - Experimental and quasi-experimental research designs - General principles of psychometrics, test theory, item response theory, measurement techniques and scale development - SPSS, inferential and descriptive statistics; parametric and non-parametric tests, - Correlational design, ANOVA, Two-way ANOVA and factor analysis; Mixed-methodological designs

Staff Contact: WEIGHALL ANNA R
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Classroom testing

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