Psychology Statistics and Practical - SP300

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2018-19
Canterbury Autumn and Spring
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4 30 (15) DR DJ Kelly




This module is available only to UKC students studying Psychology. Not available wild.



This module consists of statistics and research methods lectures and workshops, as well as laboratory demonstrations. Assessment is by structured coursework, research report writing, statistics exercises, multiple choice and essay examinations. Meetings take place three times per week (consisting of combinations of lectures, workshops or laboratory demonstrations).


This module appears in:

Contact hours

3 hours per week. 1 one-hour statistics lecture, 1 one-hour methodology lecture, and a combination of practicals and workshops.

Method of assessment

60% Coursework. Formed of RPS (15% of the coursework), 2 group reports (30% of the coursework), 2 individual reports (30% of the coursework), 1 long individual report (worth 25% of the coursework).
40% Examination

Indicative reading

Howitt, D. & Cramer, D. (2011/2014). An Introduction to Statistics in Psychology (5th or 6th Ed.). Pearson.
Howitt, D. & Cramer, D. (2011/2014). Introduction to SPSS in Psychology (5th or 6th Ed.). Pearson.
American Psychological Association (2009). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Ed.).

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

To understand elementary principles of research design, the scientific method, experimental and descriptive research
To learn how principles of scientific method are instantiated in specific research examples
To learn about relationships between statistics and research hypotheses
To conduct simple statistical tests
To interpret results of inferential statistics
To report research concisely and accurately


Succesful completion of the RPS element of this module is required for Stage progression. Therefore a fail in this part will result in a module fail.

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