Accessibility Statement for Investigating psychology 2 (DE200)
Mode of study
All of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, along with interactive activities, audio-visual materials and suggestions for further study. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. In addition to the interactive online study guide, this module has three textbooks. Electronic versions of this printed material are available on the module website in various formats.
This module provides online tutorials. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.
Working with others
You will be required, at certain points, to work with other students and this is assessed in one of the TMAs. This includes looking at, and commenting on existing research, making suggestions for improvements and reflecting on others’ comments.
Online practical work forms a required component of assessment. This includes some collaborative group work.
Diagrams and other visual content
The study materials contain a considerable number of diagrams, charts and images. Understanding and interpreting these is an important part of your learning on this module. Figure descriptions are provided for all figures.
Throughout the module you will be required to search for, and make use of online, academic research papers. You will be taught how to search for relevant papers using the library resources, as well as how to best understand and apply the research that is described in the paper.
This module has five Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system; two Interactive Computer- Marked Assignments (iCMAs) completed online, and a final Exam that must be taken at an exam centre.
You will receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.
All University modules are structured according to a set timetable and you will need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. You will be supported in developing these skills.
The module materials and assessment ask you to use the statistical software package, SPSS. You will be able to access this software at the start of the module and will be fully supported in using it.
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Conditions of professional practice
Investigating psychology 2 (DE200) is part of a degree qualification that is validated by the British Psychological Society. See the BPS website for more information.