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Experimental psychology research methods

Peter Naish, Tuesday 23 March, 2.45pm-3.45pm, Workshop 3E, Wilson D Block

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13 March 2010

Peter Naish

Tuesday 23 March, 2.45pm-3.45pm
Workshop 3E

Wilson D Block, HR learning and development centre, seminar room 4

This session will consider issues in experimental design, data analysis and ethics for postgraduate research students. The session will refer to some example studies to illustrate the range of methods available to students. The session will also inform students on the relevant OU procedures for carrying out research with human participants.

Peter Naish is a Cognitive Psychologist, with a wide research background, including applied research for the Ministry of Defence and for the Home Office.  He has written extensively for OU courses and for many years chaired the course team for the 3rd level course on Cognitive Psychology.  Peter's current research interests are largely concerned with the nature of consciousness, hallucinations and time perception, with a particular interest in hypnosis.  He is chair of council of the British Society of Academic and Clinical Hypnosis and President-elect of the Royal Society of Medicine's section devoted to hypnosis.  He frequently appears as an expert witness in court cases relating to psychological issues, and also in radio and TV programmes.  Peter is an enthusiastic disseminator of science!  He is regularly asked to speak at the major science festivals: Cheltenham, Edinburgh and the British Science Association.

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