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Unit Title: Psychology – Research Methods<br />Level 3: Credit Value 3<br />Unit Code: 3-PK1-136<br />Learning OutcomesAssessment Criteria1-&gt; Research an area of psychology as a basis for an investigation-&gt;1-&gt;1 Introduce the research with a brief summary of related literature2-&gt; Demonstrate an understanding of hypotheses2-&gt;1 Formulate an hypothesis in a sample of primary research3-&gt; Demonstrate an understanding of variables3-&gt;1 Identify variables in primary research4-&gt; Understand principles of research design4-&gt;1 Make appropriate design choices in terms of:4-&gt;2 Sampling method4-&gt;3 Allocation of participants to conditions if appropriate4-&gt;4 Control of extraneous variables5-&gt; Demonstrate an awareness of ethical principles5-&gt;1 make reference to at least two ethical issues in a piece of primary research referring to either BPS or ATP guidelines, and how these were applied-&gt;6-&gt; Apply scientific methodologies to research6-&gt;1 Design and carry out a piece of primary research7-&gt; Demonstrate and awareness of the conventions of scientific report writing-&gt;7-&gt;1 Write a report using the following structure;7-&gt;2 Procedure7-&gt;3 Results (Commentary, Tables, Graphs)7-&gt;4 Discussion of research in relation to the introduction7-&gt;5 Conclusion including whether to accept or reject the hypothesis on the basis of research results-&gt;<br />Assignment 1<br />Framework for Research<br />For this study you will design an experiment to test if ordinary members of the public react differently to someone if they believe that person to have a mental illness such as schizophrenia-&gt; You will need to write a description of a person that is ambiguous about whether or not they have a mental illness-&gt; <br />Format of Research<br />Your research will be in the form of a written project with the content identified below-&gt;<br /><ul><li>Abstract</li><li>Introduction and literature review</li><li>Hypothesis</li><li>Method</li><li>Procedure </li><li>Results</li><li>Conclusions</li></ul>Assignment Brief: Access Diploma to Nursing<br /><ul><li>CourseAccess to Nursing; part-timeUnit TitlePsychology – Research MethodsType of AssessmentResearch ProjectAssessment TitleSchizophrenia and Labelling – Research ProjectDue DateNovember 19th 2009Date ReceivedAssignment Content:Research project - Framework for ResearchFor this study you will design an experiment to test if ordinary members of the public react differently to someone if they believe that person to have a mental illness such as schizophrenia-&gt; You will need to write a description of a person that is ambiguous about whether or not they have a mental illness-&gt; Format of ResearchYour research will be in the form of a written project with the content identified below (Criteria 6-&gt;1, 7-&gt;1) See criteria details on following sheet-&gt;AbstractIntroduction and literature review (Criteria: 1-&gt;1 – Merit/Distinction(4) opportunity)Hypothesis – Identify independent and dependant variables (Criteria: 2-&gt;1, 3-&gt;1)Method including method and design chosen, and sampling technique (Criteria :4-&gt;1, 4-&gt;2, 4-&gt;3)Procedure including control of extraneous variables and at least two ethical considerations with reference to the BPS (Criteria: 4-&gt;4, 5-&gt;1, 7-&gt;2 – Merit/Distinction (4 and 6a) opportunity )Results including graphs and charts, and any short commentary (Criteria: 7-&gt;3)Conclusions – discuss results in relation to literature review, decide if hypothesis is accepted, rejected or inconclusive, and evaluate research design in terms of strengths and weaknesses and improvements-&gt; (Criteria: 7-&gt;5, Merit/Distinction (4) opportunity)In order to achieve merit/distinction grades, you need to demonstrate good/excellent time management skills-&gt; You MUST hand in your work on time, and respond quickly to feedback-&gt;IV Name:____________________________IV Approved:_________________________Date:_______________________________Student Comment:Lecturer Comment:FailReferPassMeritDistinction</li></ul>Access Diploma to Nursing – Psychology Research Methods - Assignment Criteria <br />Learning OutcomesAssessment Criteria1-&gt; Research an area of psychology as a basis for an investigation-&gt;1-&gt;1 Introduce the research with a brief summary of related literature2-&gt; Demonstrate an understanding of hypotheses2-&gt;1 Formulate an hypothesis in a sample of primary research3-&gt; Demonstrate an understanding of variables3-&gt;1 Identify variables in primary research4-&gt; Understand principles of research design4-&gt;1 Make appropriate design choices in terms of:4-&gt;2 Sampling method4-&gt;3 Allocation of participants to conditions if appropriate4-&gt;4 Control of extraneous variables5-&gt; Demonstrate an awareness of ethical principles5-&gt;1 make reference to at least two ethical issues in a piece of primary research referring to either BPS or ATP guidelines, and how these were applied-&gt;6-&gt; Apply scientific methodologies to research6-&gt;1 Design and carry out a piece of primary research7-&gt; Demonstrate and awareness of the conventions of scientific report writing-&gt;7-&gt;1 Write a report using the following structure;7-&gt;2 Procedure7-&gt;3 Results (Commentary, Tables, Graphs)7-&gt;4 Discussion of research in relation to the introduction7-&gt;5 Conclusion including whether to accept or reject the hypothesis on the basis of research results-&gt;<br />Indicative content for MeritIndicative content for Distinction4-&gt; Use of informationThe students work is informed by research that draws on a range of sources and resources that goes beyond the minimum required for the work4-&gt; Use of informationThe students work is informed by research that draws on an extensive range of sources and resources6-&gt; Autonomy/independencea-&gt; Makes generally sound judgements about how to complete work-&gt;d-&gt; Responds promptly and effectively to guidance-&gt;6-&gt; Autonomy/independencea-&gt; Makes consistently sound judgements about how to complete work-&gt;d-&gt; Demonstrates excellent time management-&gt;7-&gt; Qualitya-&gt; The students work is structured in a way that is generally logical and fluent-&gt;c-&gt; The students work, taken as a whole, demonstrates a very good response to the demands of the brief/assignment7-&gt; Qualitya-&gt; the students work is structured in a way that is consistently logical and fluent-&gt;c-&gt; The students work, taken as a whole, demonstrates an excellent response to the demands of the brief/assignment-&gt;<br />
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