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Online DE300 Springboard (Experiment)

1st October 2022 2.30pm, LOUPS Online Room
Last date for bookings
Saturday, 01 October 2022

Using Experimental methods for your final-year project

This is the methods session of our DE300 Online Springboard Day for students who are intending to use Experimmental methods in their final-year project. This session reviews the basics of the experimental method which will help you when we consider possible memory and language experiments in the general DE300 Springboard Day.

Do I need more than one day ?

Yes, you should book the full DE300 Online Springboard day and at least one of the project methods sessions.

  • The full day covers all of the approaches because you need to know about all of them in order to answer your EMA (compare and contrast different perspectives etc.)
  • However your project will actually use one of the three methods, so we have a separate session to cover each of these. If you know what approach you're taking then you can book the relevant project session. If you don't know what method you're going to use, you can book the full day plus all three of the separate sessions.

DE300 Online 2022

Please note that while we are unable to address the EMA directly, this event will cover all the relevant topic areas of the module for the Experimental approach.

How to join the event

You can buy this event just like any other OUPS event.

  • We will then send you several reminder emails as the event approaches, each containing a personalised link. You can click on any of these to join the event.
  • Once you have bought this event, you can also find your link to join the session right here, along with any event materials. You will just need to log into the website and come back to this page shortly before the event.

Printed material

Please note that this is a paperless event.

To be more environmentally friendly and to help manage our prices we will make electronic copies of any relevant handouts available to all registered attendees, either in advance so that those who need printed versions have plenty of time to organise these, or shortly after the event if the tutor has decided that this is more appropriate for their lecture. These are for attendees' personal use and may not be shared.

We'd like to thank our tutors for working to ensure that their presentations do not contain material to which they do not have copyright and for making them available in this way. And in advance, we'd like to thank all of you who support us in actively contributing toward a paperless environment and saving a few trees along the way !


The session will start at 10.00am, and will comprise two 45-min talks with a 15-min break.

2.30-3.15pm Talk 1

3.30-4.15pm Talk 2


  • Nancy Rowell has been a tutor on psychology modules since 2009, initially on DD303 (Cognitive psychology) and subsequently modules across the curriculum, so that I now teach on DE100, DE200, DE300 and DD210, as well as E102. Nancy gained all of her psychology degrees through the OU, starting as an undergrad and culminating with a PhD looking at strategies in practice learning, and she is still an OU student - currently studying statistics modules ! Outside the OU she is involved in volunteering with young people's groups.
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