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DE200 Quantitative Methods and SPSS Support Day (Cheltenham)

12th January 2019, Uni. of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham
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Hit the ground running in 2019 with a full day dedicated to consolidating what you have learnt about quantitative research methods on DE200, and get a sneak peak at the methods yet to come !

As quantitative methods sit at the heart of two upcoming assignments (TMA02 and iCMA42) in this part of the module, it is important that you feel comfortable and confident in using these.

This study day is designed to build your confidence with experimental methods. It will help you to put what you have learned into practice, with hands-on SPSS practice and face-to-face support.

This will involve:

  • Taking part in mock experimental research studies
  • Learning how to input quantitative data into SPSS 
  • Identifying and running appropriate analyses
  • Interpreting SPSS output 
  • Writing up research findings as part of an experimental research project
 PLEASE NOTE: This day includes practical sessions so you will need to bring your own laptop with SPSS installed.


Professor Graham Edgar has been a tutor with the OU for many years and is a regular contributor to OUPS weekends. He was an author of the Perception & Attention chapter in DSE212, the predecessor to DE200. He is also one of our DE200 tutors at the OUPS DE200 Revision Weekend event.

Graham is also Reader in Psychology at the University of Gloucester where he works in the general area of cognitive psychology, with particular interests in the areas of perception and situation awareness (SA). Current research includes studies of driver behaviour and the development of techniques for measuring SA, including measuring brain activity using electroencephalography (EEG).


Registration is from 9.30am and sessions start at 10.00am.
10.00 - 10.10 Welcome and Introduction
10.10 – 11.20 Session One: Why do we do experimental research?  
11.20 – 11.40 Break 
11.40 – 11.45 Memory Experiment 
11.45 – 13.00 Session Two:  Introduction to SPSS  
13.00 – 13.50 Lunch Break
13.50 – 15.00 Session Three: ANOVA in SPSS
15.00 – 15.20 Break
15.20 – 16.30 Session Four: Writing up experimental reports
Tea and coffee will be provided, but lunch is not included. However the venue is a few minutes from local shops and cafes.


Our seminar will be held in

Francis Close Hall,
University of Gloucestershire,
Swindon Road,
GL50 4AZ

The venue is 5 minutes' walk from Cheltenham town centre.  25 minutes' walk from the train station.


Pay and Display parking is available at the venue.


  • We strongly recommend booking this event in advance and cannot guarantee that places will be available on the day.
  • Note that places MUST be booked online in advance - places cannot be paid for at the venue.

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