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Module code:PSYC2301(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Computing for Psychologists
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Dr Keith Langley
Organiser's location:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Available for students in Year(s):1,2,
Module prerequisites:“Non-Psychology students (including non-Psychology affiliates) must visit the link below to establish whether they can take this module. Students should have an appropriate background in the subject area and must complete the ‘Module Request Form’, failure to do so will result in rejection on Portico.”  
Module outline:Summary Computing for Psychologists is course for students with little prior experience in computer problem solving. For this reason, no prior knowledge, other than a basic understanding of windows 95/98/00 is assumed. The course consists of 10 two hour lecture sessions. Each lecture session will be split into two parts. The first part will involve a short introductory talk to cover new ideas.  
Module aims:This course provides an introduction to computer programming with a bias towards psychological experimentation and research design. The aim is to provide students with thorough grounding in the principles of programming, and to enable them to design and run psychological experiments on computer systems. Topics covered are: Rudiments of Matlab; Input/Output; Programming Structures; File Handling; Basic Image Processing; Modularity - problem solving Algorithms; Random Number Generation; The Psychophysical Toolbox. 
Module objectives:1.To acquire the language of computer programming. 2.To solve simple problems using Matlab 3.To be able to modify and design simple programs for psychological experimentation using the Psychophysical ToolBox.  
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Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Computing project 60.00%.
Unseen two-hour written examination 40.00%.
Notes:Optional Course for Psychology students only, contains a major practical element. 
Taking this module as an option?:no (only for Psychology students) 
Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only) 
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