SCQF Level 5


  • Social Sciences

Why take this course?

The aim of this unit is to introduce learners to the research process, research methods and ethics used in psychology. Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of factors to consider when planning and carrying out psychological research. They will also develop numerical skills and an understanding of psychological terminology.

What you will experience

By the end of the unit, 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 straightforward data
  • Applying and justifying choice of method to research scenarios