All psychology students must become competent at research design, data collection and analysis, including statistical analysis. At Stirling, we use highly successful and completely innovative methods to teach research methods and statistics to undergraduate psychology students. At the centre of our approach is learning software that is designed to make this topic approachable and interesting to all students regardless of their mathematical ability and to allow students to achieve a high level of sophisticated understanding. Our students learn the key principles of statistics by seeing them in action and by exploring real questions that arise. They are taught by a combination of staff and other peer students. This combination of expertise and peer-teaching is now proven to work well because it allows all students to feel empowered in their learning.
Semester availability: Spring
Coordinator: Professor Roger Watt
SCQF Credit: 20
SCQF Level: 9