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COUPS DE200 Methods Day

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11th December 2021, Hills College, Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 8PE
Price£35.00
Description

The Methods Overview Day focusses on the methods students will encounter in DE200. Understanding research methods is critical for success in the module as well as providing an essential foundation for third level study, which assumes an understanding of these methods. It is important to understand the strengths and weaknesses of different methods and the questions they can or can’t address. You will also need to apply some of the methods in your TMAs (TMA02 requires statistical analysis of an experiment and TMA04 involves a thematic analysis). The methods overview day addresses both aspects; providing a grounding for both sensible discussion and evaluation of the different types of method (including experimentation; use of questionnaires; and text based qualitative methods); and the basis of how to use these methods in practical assignments.

This Methods Overview Day complements the DE200 COUPS Preview Day (16th October), which provides a framework for the course and focusses on looking at how the whole course fits together.

Structure of the day:

Registration will take place from 9.30am, with lectures starting at 10.am. The day should finish around 4pm.

The day comprises four sessions. Subject areas are:

Session 1: Overall framework of approaches and methods; qualitative analysis (including a discussion of how the method has been applied to the study of gender development)

Session 2:  Experimental approach, statistics and SPSS (including a discussion of how to evaluate experimental studies)

Session 3: Questionnaires; correlations and group difference studies (including a discussion of how the method was applied to the study of morality development)

Session 4: Doing well in DE200 (including how to prepare for the exam and how to write good essays) 

Places will be limited to 20 places to allow for social distancing.  

Please note that we will not discuss answers to the actual TMAs or EMA.

A flier for this event is available here COUPS DE200 Methods Overview Flier 2021.doc

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Tutor
 

Dr Alan Pechey is a very experienced OU psychology tutor. He currently tutors on E219 and DE200 (having previously been a tutor for over 20 years on OU child development and cognitive psychology courses). He is a popular tutor at OUPS Weekends and was also a tutor for many years at OU Residential Schools, where he helped support students with their projects. He has a masters (in cognitive development) and a PhD (looking at human memory) from Cambridge University.

Catering

Lunch is not provided, but there are outlets nearby where you can purchase food and drink [alternatively please bring your own]. 

Catering

Lunch is not provided, but there are outlets nearby where you can purchase food and drink [alternatively please bring your own].

Venue

This event will be held at the Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 8PE. The venue is 10-15 minutes walk from Cambridge railway station and is also on several bus routes. Please follow the link below for a map and more information on travel.

http://www.hillsroad.ac.uk/the-college/visiting-us/our-location 

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