This subject introduces the principle of ethics, the process of logical reasoning, research methods and the ways of describing and displaying data. Students will explore the basic principles of ethics and how they apply to research with human and animal participants. Different ways of thinking in relation to research are examined. Students will learn about logical reasoning and reflexivity and the importance of these processes for research. Quantitative and qualitative research methods and how these are applied to specific research questions will be examined. The subject will examine the basic methods researchers use to describe and display quantitative data, and some of the methods used to analyse qualitative data. Students will also be introduced to data analysis packages including SPSS and NVivo.
School of Psychology
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