National 5
Psychology: Research Psychology Equivalent to SCQF Level 5

Learn more about how social sciences research is carried out.

Overview

Why take this course?

This Unit covers basic information about how social sciences research is carried out.  It explores the different research methods used, and looks at very basic statistical methods.  

The Unit also includes an extra value module where the learner will plan an experiment and write a report on how they would undertake their selected type of research. 

This is a useful course if you wish to study Psychology at Higher level. 

What you will experience

By the end of the course, you will be able to explain the research process used in psychology by:

  • Describing the stages of the research process
  • Explaining experimental and non expiremental methods of research
  • Describing ethical guidelines
  • Explaining sampling methods used in psychology
  • Calculating measures of central tendancy from straighforward data
  • Applying and justifying choice of method to research scenarios
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Key facts

Mode of study
Part-time
Where you can study

Entry requirements

It is recommended that learners complete either the Individual Psychology or Social Psychology Units prior to undertaking this course.

What you will need

All learning materials will be provided.

What you need to know

Next steps

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Availability

Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

Aberdeen City Campus

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
6 February 2018 10 Weeks Tuesday 6:30pm - 9:30pm £138.00
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