Research Methods (106N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

The aim of this module is to build on undergraduate knowledge and skills of research design and methods and data analysis. By the end of the taught portion of this module, you should have the appropriate skills and capabilities to collect and analyse relevant data using qualitative and quantitative methods. You will also learn about research paradigms appropriate to Occupational and Organizational Psychology, and ethical issues associated with engaging in research with participants (including familiarity with the BPS code of conduct).

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 120 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: