PSY4010 – Research Design and Methodology
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
This course had last lectures fall 2008. Last possible exam will be scheduled for fall 2009. This due to changes in the master programs in psychology which now consists of 4 separate programs.
This course is a mandatory course in research design and methodology for students working on a thesis in the master's degree programme in psychology. The course is designed to assist students in developing their research proposals. The course will cover qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
The objective is twofold:
- The course will teach students in detail how to apply these methodologies and to take appropriate decisions when setting up their own research projects.
- The ultimate aim is to strengthen scientific ways of thinking by emphasizing simultaneous considerations of issues of design, of measurement or production of data, of statistical-/data analysis and interpretation, of presentation of results - with reference to specified research questions in the students' own projects.
Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.
Students from other master’s programmes at the University of Oslo may be admitted into this course by individual application to the department.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
The teaching will be given through lectures and seminars.
The course has compulsory activities that must be approved before you can sit for the exam. The two compulsory activities are:
- Construction of a survey, data gathering and analysis of the data from the survey
- Planning, performing and analyzing a qualitative interview
3 hour exam marked pass/fail.
Examination support material
You are allowed to use English-English dictionary on the exam. There will be a set of dictionairies available at the exam. You are not allowed to use your own dictionairy.
Language of examination
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
It is recommended to request an explanation of your grade before you decide to appeal.
The deadline to request an explanation is one week after the grade is published. For oral and practical examinations, the deadline is immediately after you have received your grade.
The explanation should normally be given within two weeks after you have asked for it. The examiner decides whether the explanation is to be given in writing or verbally.
Resit an examination
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.