Research Design and Analysis
To provide understanding and critical skills related to research design and analysis for quantitative and qualitative studies.
Lecture topics will include: psychology as science and the hypothetico-deductive account, basic concepts (e.g., validity, reliability, sampling, and measurement), experimental designs, quasi-experimental and specialised designs, survey design and analysis, single-case designs, introduction to key concepts of qualitative research, thematic approaches and methods of qualitative research (including , thematic analysis, grounded theory and IPA), and discursive approaches to qualitative research (incl. narrative analysis and discourse analysis).
A student-led seminar series, consisting of 10, two-hour seminars on design and statistics as principled argument will run alongside the lectures.