Information for module PSYCGD05
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|Module code:||PSYCGD05(Add to my personalised list)|
|Title:||Programming for Cognitive Science|
|Division:||Division of Psychology and Language Sciences|
|Module organiser:||Christos Bechlivanidis|
|Organiser's location:||Bedford Way|
|Available for students in Year(s):|
|Module outline:||Computing for Psychologists is a course 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 course 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.|
|Key skills provided by module:||- A solid basis for tackling a variety of programming tasks - The confidence and the ability to expand one’s knowledge of programming languages, techniques and frameworks - Ability to adapt to future needs and changes in technology|
|Module assessment:||Coursework two 25.00%.|
Coursework three and report (1,000 words) 50.00%.
Coursework one 25.00%.
|Notes:||This option module is available for students from: MSc CoDeS and MSc Research Methods students only. Assessment has changed (from Sept 2016) - 2 x 25% and 1x50%|
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|Last updated:||2016-07-19 10:36:50 by ucjtpho|