Advanced Research Methods for Occupational Psychology (103C8)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

The aim of this module is to build on the research methods module taught in the Autumn term. By the end of the taught portion of this module, students should have the appropriate skills and capabilities to understand what is involved in collecting and analysing relevant data using high level qualitative and quantitative methods – for example SEM, meta-analysis, factor analysis, advanced qualitative methods (e.g. IPA, ethnography), using Big Data. Students will not be expected to be able to undertake analysis in each of these areas, but will gain knowledge about the principles behind these, the ethical issues involved, and how to go about planning a research programme using at least one advanced method. Learning will primarily be in lab/workshop based activities and classwork.

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 33 hours of contact time and about 117 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 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: