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This course provides an understanding of the research methods used to investigate human thought and behavior. This course covers the topics of qualitative and quatitative approaches, sampling methods, data analyses, and research report writing skill. By completing this course, students will be able to conduct scientific research and communicate the findings in an appropriate way.

Programme Fee

Awarding Body: 

This programme is designed, delivered, assessed and awarded by SEGi University through the Africa Open Learning Platform. 

Endorsement & Recognition: 

This programme is recognized and endorsed by the Seychelles Qualifications Authority (SQA), established under the Seychelles Qualifications Authority Act of 2005. 

Entry Requirements: 

Entry Requirements - No 
Age Experience - 23 Years Above 
Language Proficiency - Yes 
Numeracy Proficiency - No 
Pre-requisites - No

  1. Introduction to Scientific Research
    1. Methods of acquiring knowledge
    2.  Basic assumptions underlying scientific research
    3. Characteristics of scientific research
    4. Objectives of psychological research
  2. Problem Identification and Hypothesis Formation
    1. Sources of research ideas
    2. Review of the literature
    3. Feasibility of the study
    4. Formulating the research problem
    5. Formulating hypotheses
  3. Ethics
    1. Ethical guidelines
    2. APA ethical standards for research
    3. Ethical issues to consider when conducting research
  4. Research Proposal
    1. How to write a research proposal
  5. Measuring Variables 
    1. Scales of measurement
    2. Psychometric properties of good measurement
  6. Sampling Methods
    1. Random sampling techniques
    2. Nonrandom sampling techniques
  7. Research Validity
    1. Statistical conclusion validity
    2. Construct validity
    3. Internal validity
    4. External validity
  8. Research Reliability
    1. Inter-Rater or Inter-Observer Reliability
    2. Test-Retest Reliability
    3. Parallel-Forms Reliability
    4. Internal Consistency Reliability
  9. Control Techniques in Experimental Research: Control techniques carried out at the beginning and during of the experiment randomization
  10. Experimental Research Design
    1. Between-participants designs
    2. Within-participants designs
    3. Mixed designs
  11. Survey Research
    1. Steps in survey research
    2. Cross-sectional and longitudinal designs
    3. Selecting a survey data collection method
    4. Constructing and refining a survey instrument
    5. Selecting your survey sample from the population
    6. Preparing and analyzing your survey data
  12. Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
    1. Four major qualitative research methods
    2. Mixed methods designs
  13. Descriptive and Inferential Statistics: SPSS
    1. Frequency distributions
    2. Graphic representations of data
    3. Measures of central tendency
    4. Measures of variability
    5. Examining relationships among variables
    6. Hypothesis testing
  14. Preparing the Research Report for Presentation or Publication

Coursework - 60%
Exam - 40%

Credit Transfer: 

Upon successful completion of this Micro-credential certification in Quantitative Research (BPSY), students will be able to transfer grades and credits into the following programme(s):

  1. Bachelor of  Psychology
Continuing Education: 

Upon successful completion of this Bachelor of Psychology programme and meeting the necessary entry requirements, students will be able to progress into the following programme(s):

  1. Master of Psychology