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This course provides students with knowledge about the characteristics of science, scientific method, experimental design and data analysis in behavioural sciences. It provides a comprehensive foundation in critical thinking, enabling students to design and execute experiments, analyse and interpret the results, scrutinise and critically evaluate published research and discriminate between evidence-based information and pseudoscience. The course progresses from a discussion of different methodological approaches and data collection techniques to descriptive statistics, foundation of hypothesis testing and the introduction of specific statistical tests.

Study Level


Offering Terms

Summer Term, Term 1, Term 2, Term 3



Delivery Mode

Fully online

Indicative contact hours


Course Outline

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Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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