MSc Organisational Psychology
Year of entry: 2020
Course unit details:
Research Skills for Professional Practice 1
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Offered by||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
Introduction to basic statistics including correlation, effect sizes, power, and hypothesis testing
Survey methods and research design including sampling; panel, cohort, cross-sectional, multi-group and multilevel designs; question types and response formats, general and scale specific instructions
Multiple regression including direct, mediated and moderated forms of analysis
Qualitative methods including semi-structured interviews, case studies and ethnography
Qualitative analysis including content analysis, thematic analysis and grounded theory
- To introduce students to quantitative and qualitative research methods
- To provide a grounding in survey methods and survey research design
- To provide a grounding in multiple regression analysis
- To provide a grounding in qualitative methods and analysis
On completion of this unit successful participants will be able to:
- Apply qualitative analysis methods to research data.
- Design and carry out both a survey.
- Apply multivariate statistics to testing.
- Design and carry out qualitative research
- Analyse qualitative data.
- Informal advice and discussion during a lecture, seminar, workshop or lab.
- Online exercises and quizzes delivered through the Blackboard course space.
- Written and/or verbal comments on assessed or non-assessed coursework.
- Written and/or verbal comments after students have given a group or individual presentation.
- Generic feedback posted on Blackboard regarding overall examination performance.
Dancy, C. P. & Reidy, J. (2011). Statistics without maths for psychology. Harlow, Pearson.
Smith, Andy (2005) Discovering Statistics using SPSS for Windows, Sage Publications.
Bryman, A. & Bell, E. (2007). Business research methods. Oxford: OU Press.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Independent study hours|
|David Holman||Unit coordinator|
Informal Contact Method