Information for module PSYC2301
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|Module code:||PSYC2301(Add to my personalised list)|
|Title:||Computing for Psychologists|
|Division:||Division of Psychology and Language Sciences|
|Module organiser:||Dr Christos Bechlivanidis|
|Organiser's location:||Division of Psychology and Language Sciences|
|Available for students in Year(s):||1,2,|
|Module prerequisites:||This module is not available to students outside the BSc Psychology programme (unless you are an affiliate student). Non-Psychology affiliates must visit the link below to establish whether they can take this module. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychlangsci/students/current/subsidiary/subsidiary_psychology Students should have an appropriate background in the subject area.|
|Module outline:||Computing for Psychologists is a module for students with little or no prior experience in computer programming. Apart from using a computer, no prior knowledge is assumed. The course consists of 10 three-hour lecture sessions in which programming concepts are introduced and hands-on experience is provided. Programming assignments are set on a weekly basis to solidify concepts and provide further familiarity.|
|Module aims:||This module provides an introduction to computer programming with a particular focus towards tasks that are essential for psychological research, such as developing computer-based experiments and parsing/formatting experimental data. The overall aim is to equip students with the fundamental knowledge and the confidence required to tackle a variety of programming tasks, as well as the ability to adapt to future needs and changes in technology. Topics covered include: Basic programming concepts, file handling, user interface development, organising code for readability and maintainability, advanced troubleshooting techniques.|
|Module objectives:||1. To understand the principles of computer programming. 2. To design and develop software for a variety of tasks related to experimental psychology. 3. To read, understand and adapt code produced by others.|
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|Module assessment:||Coursework two 25.00%.|
Coursework one 25.00%.
Coursework three and report (1,000 words) 50.00%.
|Notes:||Optional Course for Psychology students only (and affiliates), contains a major practical element.|
|Taking this module as an option?:||no (only for Psychology students)|
|Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)||https://moodle.ucl.ac.uk/course/search.php?search=psyc2301|
|Last updated:||2016-07-19 09:14:00 by|