Doing Psychology

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Doing Psychology

Psychology is the study of people by people. These lectures will introduce you to some of the key issues that follow from this, and how they relate to what we study, how we study them and why we do.

 

Lecture No 1
The Problem of Objectivity
How Psychologists have managed the problem of objectivity. Pete Lamont.
David Hume Tower, Lecture Theatre A
13/01/2020 - 11:10am to 12:00pm
Lecture No 2
Introduction to Qualitative Methods
General overview of qualitative research methods and introduction to Thematic Analysis. Cristina Marinho.
David Hume Tower, Lecture Theatre A
15/01/2020 - 11:10am to 12:00pm
Lecture No 3
Coding and analysis
How to code and analyse qualitative data using Thematic Analysis. Cristina Marinho.
David Hume Tower, Lecture Theatre A
17/01/2020 - 11:10am to 12:00pm
Lecture No 16
Psychological aims
Why we have asked the questions we have asked. Pete Lamont.
David Hume Tower, Lecture Theatre A
24/02/2020 - 11:10am to 12:00pm
Lecture No 17
Psychological objects
What we study, and their relationship to why and how we study them. Pete Lamont.
David Hume Tower, Lecture Theatre A
26/02/2020 - 11:10am to 12:00pm
Lecture No 18
Research Process
In this final lecture of the "Doing Psychology" series, we will talk about the overall process of doing research, drawing together aspects from the year so far. The primary aim of this lecture is to demonstrate that research does not follow a linear path, and that all of our decisions are interdependent.
David Hume Tower, Lecture Theatre A
28/02/2020 - 11:10am to 12:00pm
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At the end of these lectures, students should understand the basic concepts of a probability distribution, the normal (Gaussian) distribution in particular, and the concepts of linear relationship and correlation.

Psychology majors should also have a basic introduction to the existence of the program R.

Additional Information: 

References:

Schacter et al., Psychology (Second European edition, 2016), Chapters 1 & 2.

https://www.r-project.org/

https://www.rstudio.com/