University of Wales - Swansea

University of Wales Swansea

Research Methods in Psychology, MSc


Swansea University

Swansea, Wales

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Sc.-Research Methods in Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The aim of the programme is to provide students with the advanced training in research methods that will prepare them for a career involving psychological research. Training is provided in all relevant skills, including reviewing literature, developing hypotheses, writing research proposals, designing and carrying out empirical studies, conducting advanced statistical and qualitative analyses, and presenting results. Students learn to use a range of research tools, such as databases, statistical software and computer-assisted qualitative analysis packages. They will have gained an understanding of the nature and limitations of the scientific method and the main alternatives. In addition, they will have knowledge of a range of general historical, theoretical, and philosophical issues underlying the discipline of psychology, including the Philosophy of Science.


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