MSc Business Psychology
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
Research Skills for Professional Practice 2
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Offered by||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
Multiple regression including direct, mediated and moderated forms of analysis.
Methods beyond multiple regression for analysing complex organisational data, including, path analysis and multilevel modelling.
Structural equation modelling using Mplus, including, confirmatory factor analysis, structural models, and model specification, estimation, and assessment of fit.
Becoming a skilled research consumer: Assessing the robustness of research, issues surrounding replication, and meta-analysis.
The design and analysis of workplace interventions.
To provide students with the skills to specify, run, and interpret complex multiple regression models, including mediation and moderation models.
To provide students with the skills to specify, run, and interpret complex structural equation models regression models.
To introduce students to advanced quantitative methods essential for nuanced analysis of organisational data, including meta-analysis and multilevel data analysis.
On completion of this unit successful participants will be able to:
• Conduct multiple regression using SPSS
• Conduct confirmatory factor analysis using Mplus
• Conduct structural equation modelling using Mplus
• Understand data imputation
• Understand multilevel data analysis
• Understand meta-analysis
Written assignment (2,000 words) 60%
Multiple choice tests 40%
Informal advice and discussion during a lecture, seminar, workshop or lab.
Responses to student emails and questions from a member of staff including feedback provided to a group via an online discussion forum.
Written and/or verbal comments on assessed or non-assessed coursework.
Hair, J. F., Jr., Anderson, R. E., Tatham, R. L. & Black, W. C. (2009). Multivariate Data Analysis (7TH Edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
Field, Andy (2013) Discovering Statistics using IBM SPSS for Windows, Sage Publications.
Blunch, N. J., (2008). Introduction to structural equation modelling using SPSS and Amos. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Byrne, B. (2009). Structural equation modelling with AMOS: Basic concepts, application and programming, 2nd Ed. New York, NY: Routledge.
Kline, R. B. (2005). Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modelling. London: The Guilford Press.
Borenstein, M., Hedges, L. V., Higgins, J. P. T., & Rothstein, H. R. (2009). Introduction to meta-analysis. Chichester: Wiley.
Muthén, L. K., & Muthén, B. O. (2012). Mplus user’s guide (7th ed.). Los Angeles, CA: Muthén & Muthén.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Independent study hours|
|Paul Irwing||Unit coordinator|
Informal Contact Method
Drop in Surgeries (extra help sessions for students on material they may be struggling with)