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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 (provisional):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. 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 timetable: 
Module assessment:Coursework three and report (1,000 words) 50.00%
Coursework two 25.00%
Coursework one 25.00% 
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) 
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Last updated:2017-04-05 13:21:09 by ucjtjst