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psy260 - Practical project (Complete module description)
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Module label Practical project
Modulkürzel psy260
Credit points 9.0 KP
Workload 270 h
Institute directory Department of Psychology
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Neurocognitive Psychology (Master) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
Colonius, Hans (Module responsibility)
Rieger, Jochem (Module responsibility)
Herrmann, Christoph Siegfried (Module responsibility)
Debener, Stefan (Module responsibility)
Özyurt, Jale Nur (Module responsibility)
Weerda, Riklef (Module counselling)
Enrolment in Master's programme Neurocognitive Psychology.

Priority is given to students with experience in methods used in the respective lab or students who have taken the respective teaching modules.

Many projects require knowledge of either EEG or fMRI analysis!
We strongly recommend to take either psy170: Neurophysiology or psy270: Functional Neuroimaging prior to the practical project.
Skills to be acquired in this module
Goals of module:
Students will learn to plan, perform and analyse a study in the field of neurocognition. They will need to apply statistical knowledge and programming competencies to the data acquisition and analysis of data. Results will be related to the current neurocognitive literature and presented at the end of the module. Additionally, students should gain experience as participants in studies.

Acquisition of skills in conducting experimental research; application of knowledge of research methods and data analysis; project management and independent project work; presentation of results and design of a research poster; time management; knowledge of literature search, comprehension of scientific texts, language skills.
Module contents
  • The students develop an empirical investigation, carry it out and analyse the results.
  • The students present and discuss their project in respect to recent literature in regular meetings and in a poster symposium.
  • Students can develop an experimental design for a follow-up study which could potentially be the topic of their Master's thesis.
  • As part of the practical project, students should participate in studies of other practical projects!
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
Students can chose to perform the practical work in either of the research groups of the Department of Psychology.
For the practical project in Cognitive Psychology and Psychophysics: partly offered as a blocked course.
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul)
Modulart / typ of module Pflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method practical work (4 SWS)
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Practical training 4 56
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
usually end of April