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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

PSYC3520 Major Project

30 creditsClass Size: 255

Module manager: Dr Chris Keyworth
Email: C.Keyworth@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

Successful completion of all pass for progression modules in Level 2 of: BSc Psychology or MPsyc, BSc Advanced Psychology BSc Psychology (and its international and industrial variants), or BSc Psychology with Education.

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

This module aims to give students experience of planning, researching and carrying out an empirical study, analysing and interpreting its results, writing a report and presenting the study to an audience.

Learning outcomes
The aim of this project is to give you experience of planning, researching and carrying out an empirical study, analysing and interpreting its results, writing a report and presenting the study to an audience. On completion of this module you should be able to:

1 - Perform a literature search of relevant psychological and allied sources
2 - Write a concise, coherent review of the literature in a particular area of research
3 - Design and carry out an empirical study to collect data (which may be quantitative or qualitative)
4 - Be aware of the ethical implications of their study, and design a study which takes account of these considerations
5 - Be aware of the design and practical limitations of studies in Psychology and some strategies to address these
6 - Analyse and interpret appropriately (via statistical or other methods) the data collected
7 - Present a poster of the study to an audience
8 - Write a report of the study performed using a style and format similar to journal articles of the same type of data/research

Skills outcomes
Research skills; Critical skills; Analytical skills; report-writing skills; SPSS knowledge


Syllabus

Regular contact with supervisor to develop an independent research project.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Poster session12.002.00
Supervision101.0010.00
Consultation21.002.00
Lecture21.002.00
Private study hours284.00
Total Contact hours16.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

Students will have approximately 284 private study hours.

We envisage the time will be spent thus:
- Researching, conducting and writing up the project proposal: 40 hours
- Completing the ethics application: 5 hours
- Researching, conducting and writing up the empirical research project: 234 hours
- Preparation for poster presentation: 5 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Regular contact with supervisor.
- Student’s project proposals will receive formative feedback from supervisors that will enable students to develop their project design.
- Ethics submission will also receive formative feedback from supervisors.
- Student's poster presentations will receive formative feedback from supervisors.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Project(word limit: up to a MAXIMUM OF 10,000 words).100.00
PresentationPoster presentation plus 5 min oral presentation0.00
AssignmentProject proposal0.00
AssignmentEthics form0.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The project proposal, ethics form and poster presentation coursework must be passed for students to progress.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 23/09/2021

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