APSB23604U Experimental Methods 2

Volume 2024/2025
Education

Kognitions- og datavidenskab

Content

The course focuses on advanced experimental methods in cognitive psychology including designing and conducting own of experiments. The student will be working with design of experiments, programming of experiments, collection of data, initial data processing, advanced statistical analyses and interpretation of data.

Learning Outcome

On completion of the course, students should be able to:

 

Knowledge

  • describe different forms of experimental design.
  • provide reasons for choosing an experimental design.
  • provide reasons for choosing advanced methods of analysis of experimental data.

 

Skills

  • design experiments using standard experimental software (including open software).
  • validate data in one’s own design.
  • conduct advanced analyses of own experimental data in light of relevant experimental literature.
  • use and integrate methodological tools from a variety of disciplines.

 

Competencies

  • develop own experimental projects in groups.
  • interpret results of own experiments in light of chosen design, statistical methods of analysis, and relevant literature.
  • identify and evaluating possible sources of error in own experimental data and results.
  • manage an interdisciplinary working process and project.

200 standard pages of compulsory literature and 500 standard pages of self-selected literature.

Introduktion til kognitionspsykologi
Sandsynlighedsregning og statistik
Programmering og problemløsning
The classes consist of lectures, seminar classes and work in groups.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 164
  • Exercises
  • 21
  • Seminar
  • 21
  • Total
  • 206
Oral
Individual
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)
Credit
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral exam on basis of previous submission
Type of assessment details
Written exam paper followed by an oral exam made in groups of 2-3 students. The written exam paper weighs approximately ½ of the assessment.

Each student’s contribution(s) must always be clearly indicated in the assignment. The written paper is an experiment rapport. Group regulations: In groups of 2-3 students. The exam will be completed individually if there is such a large drop-out rate in the group that only one student from the group submits the exam paper or shows up for the oral exam. If so, the oral exam time is approx. 30 min.

The written exam paper must have a maximum of 10 standard pages made by the group. It must be handed-in at the end of the course. The oral exam time for groups of 2 students is approx. 40 minutes including approx. 10 minutes voting and feedback. The oral exam time for groups of 3 students is approx. 50 minutes including approx. 10 minutes voting and feedback.
Exam registration requirements

To qualify for the exam the student must have approved participation in 75 % of the classes

Aid

All aids allowed for the exam paper. No aids allowed at the oral exam.

Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Re-exam

New written exam paper based on a distributed dataset followed by an oral exam.

Each student’s contribution(s) must always be clearly indicated in the assignment. The written paper is an experiment rapport. Group regulations: The exam can only be taken as an individual exam. Extent: The student is given one week to write the paper. The oral exam time is approx. 30 minutes including approx. 10 minutes voting and feedback. Exam registration requirements: To qualify for the exam the student must have approved participation in 75 % of the classes. To be eligible to register for a re-exam, the student must have fulfilled the requirements for the ordinary exam.

All aids allowed for the exam paper. No aids allowed at the oral exam.

Criteria for exam assesment

Please see the learning outcome.