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Psychology 3, advanced course , 30 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
  COURSE CODE   735G05
On completion of the course, the student should:

- in collaboration with others, be able to plan, carry out and, orally and in writing, present a scientific work within one of the subareas of psychology
- in collaboration with others, be able to collect, qualitatively and quantitatively process and analyse, and in a scientific way compile data
- be able to read, evaluate, critically reflect on and discuss own and others' studies
- be able to account for and use research-ethical principles regarding psychological research
Empirical Methods, 7.5 HE credits (Metod 2)
The statistical part covers variance analysis and analysis of regression. In the qualitative element, the qualities or prominent features of a phenomenon are analysed. In this second method block, qualitative methods are covered more prominently and in detail. Within the scope of the course, practical applications are made, partly by statistics (e.g. computer exercises), partly the use of different qualitative methods.

Preparatory Course for Thesis in Psychology, 7.5 HE credits (Uppsatsförberedande kurs)

The aim of this module is that the student should acquire advanced knowledge of the issues that surround a scientific work. Examples of different psychological research approaches and research fields are highlighted. Different scientific presentation forms are also covered.

Thesis, 15 HE credits (Uppsats)

The students should, in pairs, in consultation with the supervisor select, delimit and define a psychological problem and highlight it with an adequate method. The work should be presented in writing and defended orally.
Parts of the course contents are introduced via lectures. Supervision is provided as support for the thesis work. Seminars, exercises and written assignments may also be included. In addition to this, the student should study independently, individually and/or in groups, and with thesis work in groups.
Examination, compulsory seminars, compulsory exercises and written assignments.

An essay should be written in groups, and presented and defended in an open seminar, where the requirements that are set for scientific work constitutes the basis for discussion. The students should, in groups, publicly discuss another essay. The student should actively participate in at least three additional seminars. The essay grade is based on a balance of the quality of the essay and the quality of the thesis defence and review, where the essay carries the most weight.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Passing grade in Psychology, basic course (or the equivalent) and passing grade in Psychology, continuation course. At least 7.5 HE credits comprising method studies and 7.5 HE credits comprising project work should be completed to satisfy for entry requirements.
A grade of Pass with Credit, Pass or Fail is given for the course
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Psychology 3, advanced course
Psykologi 3, fördjupningskurs
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IBL - Department of Behavioural Science and Learning
Registrar No: 127/07-41   Course Code: 735G05      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Psychology - PSA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G2X   Basic level     PSA   SA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2007-04-11