Experimental Method and Statistics for Psychology

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This is a single MSc level module offered over two semesters. The module builds on students’ knowledge of experimental methods and statistics by introducing ideas that form the background of psychological measurement, statistical modelling and experimental design. It has five specific objectives:

  • to increase students’ understanding of carrying out their own research with an emphasis on clearly stating how their research fits into the body of knowledge.
  • to increase students’ depth of understanding of statistical concepts and measurement in psychology.
  • to offer them insight into and practice of quantitative data analysis.
  • to engage students in preparing a data analysis plan for a psychological research study.
  • to prepare the students for designing their own research.
David Foxcroft
Professor of Community Psychology and Public Health

My research interests include behavioural health, prevention science and data science.