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Statistics for Psychologists


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor and tutor: Daniel Yon
  • Assessment: a one-hour multiple-choice questionnaire (10%), 3500-word coursework lab report (40%) and two-hour examination (50%)

Module description

This module provides you with practical knowledge and understanding of a range of quantitative methods used in psychological research. The course will introduce you to a statistical way of thinking about problems, and will teach you how to collect data and conduct statistical tests to investigate psychological research questions. You will also gain experience of carrying out laboratory experiments, collecting data and analysing and writing up the results.

Indicative module content

  • Describing the world with numbers
  • Using numbers to make inferences and the t-test
  • Correlation
  • Linear regression I and II
  • Experiment
  • How to write a lab report
  • One-way ANOVA
  • Two-way ANOVA


    Learning objectives

    By the end of this module, you will be able to:

    • apply statistical techniques by hand and use appropriate software to conduct analyses
    • differentiate between statistical techniques and use these techniques for various research designs and questions
    • understand the theoretical rationale behind different statistical techniques
    • generate data, interpret statistical output and think critically about different findings produced by analyses
    • demonstrate the acquired research skills through writing of lab reports.