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Applied Research Methods (ARM): Correlational Methods

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
10
ECTS points
5
Level
Level 7
Module lead
Sarah Kirby

Module overview

Topics to be covered will include:

  • the strengths and weaknesses of correlational designs,
  • how to construct a questionnaire,
  • psychometrics in classical test theory (including reliability, validity, sensitivity, specificity, principal components analysis and exploratory factor analysis),
  • correlation analysis,
  • linear regression (OLS; simple and multiple) and logistic regression (binary and multinomial),
  • extensions to regression using mediation and moderation.

Sessions will be structured to enable an understanding of the appropriate use of and assumptions relating to analyses, the recommended sample size to ensure sufficient power for a given effect size, a step-by-step guide to carrying out analyses in SPSS, interpreting SPSS output, and how to report results.

Alignment with Research Development Framework (RDF) Sub domain A1 (Knowledge base):

Transferable skills acquired (RDF employability lens):

Knowledge of:

  • The methods and techniques appropriate for research design
  • Literacy and numeracy skills and language abilities appropriate for research

Behaviour:

  • Identifies, applies and develops methods and techniques appropriate for research projects

Alignment with Research Development Framework (RDF) Sub domain A2 (Cognitive abilities):

Transferable skills acquired (RDF employability lens):

Behaviour:

  • Analyses and evaluates findings using appropriate methods
  • Recognises and validates problems; formulates and applies solutions to a range of research problems

One of the pre-requisites for PSYC8042.

The module assumes a level of prior knowledge of statistical methods and SPSS equivalent to that provided during an undergraduate degree in Psychology.

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