Proficiency in using computers, tools and software for a range of purposes, and integrating that knowledge into work; being able to adapt to and learn new applications.
• Using software packages such as Microsoft Office, SPSS
• Typing skills
• Internet based research
• Basic e-mail /communication
How do I get it?
•Typing up reports, making presentation slides, analysing data
• Searching online for journals/research papers
• Using programmes such as SPSS, MS Word, MS Powerpoint
• Internet use/ e-mail
Extra Curricular Activities:
• PC and online gaming
• Browsing internet
• E-mail and networking
How to improve it?
As part of a Psychology degree you will be required to use a computer in various ways, from simple report writing to more sophisticated analysis of data using SPSS. As with most technology it will be updated regularly so it is important to make sure you are aware of updates and how to adapt to them.
You don’t have to be a computer expert, but it is essential that you learn the basic applications and when and where to use them. Employers will at least require you to be able to type using MS Word and use the internet and e-mail facilities efficiently.
The student took the initiative to create a new database for the hospital by using programmes such as Excel and Access.
The student developed her IT Skills by working with SPSS, Word or Excel.
The student discusses about her activities that helped improve her IT Skills. While on placement she had to analyse data and search for articles or tenders on the Internet.
The student talks about how she improved her knowledge in using SPSS, while on work placement.
The student elaborates on the software she used while on placement, specifically on the electronic note system for which she even wrote a guideline.
The student talks about her experience in using the prison’s specific software and email communication.