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Programme and Module Handbook

Undergraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2005-2006 (archived)


Department: PSYCHOLOGY (APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY) [Queen's Campus, Stockton]


Type Open Level 2 Credits 20 Availability Available in 2005/06 Module Cap None. Location Queen's Campus Stockton


  • Introduction to Statistics (PSYS1041).


  • None

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None.


  • To develop students' knowledge of experimental design to cover situations involving several different variables and different levels and to teach them how to use appropriate statistical analyses.


  • Design and Measurement Issues: Independent and dependent variables.
  • Between subjects and within subjects designs.
  • Floor and ceiling effects, Scales of measurement, Transformations.
  • Designs with more than one independent variable.
  • Analysis of variance: Logic of analysis of variance.
  • Independent Groups.
  • Repeated Measures.
  • Experiments of mixed design.
  • Higher order designs.
  • Multiple Regression.

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • Students should be able to select between independent and repeated measure designs.
  • They should have an understanding of interactions, be able to design studies employing Analysis of Variance and perform the various types of analysis required.
  • They should appreciate applications of multiple regression and be able to analyse data using this technique.
  • They should have a general understanding of what factor analysis is meant to do and some understanding of the terminology associated with such methods.
Subject-specific Skills:
    Key Skills:

      Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

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      Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

      Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
      Total 200
      Lectures 22 1 per week 1 hour 22
      Terminal Sessions 22 1 per week 1 hour 22
      Preparation and Reading 156

      Summative Assessment

      Component: Examination Component Weighting: 50%
      Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
      two-hour examination 100%
      Component: Assignment Component Weighting: 50%
      Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
      assignment 100%

      Formative Assessment:

      Two SPSS assignments

      Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University