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UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD MODULE SPECIFICATION FORM Module Title: Code: 15186/15188 Further Research Methods – Semester 1 Level: 2 Credit Value: 20 Semester(s) in which to be offered: 1 Existing/new Title of Module being replaced With effect from: (delete as applicable): (if any): Originating School: Module Co-ordinator(s) CHSSC Simon Cassidy Degree scheme(s) in which to be offered: Psychology single & joint honours programmes. Prerequisites: Co-requisites: None Post-requisites: None Psychological Skills 1 & 2/ Introduction to Research Methods Total learning hours: 200 Percentage by Schools other than originating School (Please name other Schools): Aim of Module: To introduce students to advanced principles of both quantitative and qualitative and research design To introduce students to advanced methods of data analysis To introduce students to methods computer-based data handling analysis Intended learning outcomes: Knowledge and Understanding Awareness of the philosophical differences between quantitative and qualitative approaches Ability to use computer software to handle and analyse data Appreciation of the process of defining, developing, conducting and reporting research projects Key Skills Communication - oral and written Application of number Working with others Problem Solving Managing own learning Information technology Assessment (please indicate the number of exams, practicals, orals etc to be held, and what each piece of assessment is marked out of if not 100): Number: Duration: Marked out of: Continuous Assessment 2 100 Learning and teaching methods: Lectures, seminars, directed study, private Study Syllabus outline: Quantitative and qualitative approaches to research Analysing quantitative and qualitative data Reporting quantitive and qualitative data Computer based data analysis Inferential statistical analysis Developing and validating questionnaires and scales Evaluating and writing research proposals Conducting systematic literature reviews Key texts: Bannister, P., et al (1999); Qualitative Methods in Psychology – A Research Guide: OUP Bonnett, A; (2001); How to Argue; Prentice Hall. Bryman, A; Cramer, D; (1997); Quantitative Data Analysis with SPSS for Windows Routledge Clegg, F; (1982); Simple Statistics: Cambridge Uni. Press Cresswell, J.W; (1994); Research Design: Qualitative & Quantitative Approaches; Sage Dancy, C. & Reidy, J; (2003); Statistics Without Maths for Psychology – Using SPSS for Windows. Denscombe, M; (1998); The Good Research Guide: OUP Field, A. & Hole, G; (2003); How to Design & report Experiments; Sage Howitt, D & Cramer, D; (2001); A Guide to Computing Statistics – with SPSS for Windows; Prentice Hall Maykut, P. and Morehouse, R. (1994); Beginning Qualitative Research: Falmer Press Oppenheim, A.N; (1992); Questionnaire Design, Interviewing and Attitude Measurement, Pinter
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