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DE200 Quantitative Methods and SPSS Support Day (London)

5th January 2019, Birkbeck, London
Online booking has now closed, please contact london@oups.org.uk for availability.


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.


Dr Gini Harrison is an applied cognitive researcher working in both clinical psychology, and forensic and criminal justice work.

She has been part of the presentation teams for many OU modules including the core DE100/DE200/DE300 modules and as well as tutoring on these, she has played a key role in the production of each of them. You are welcome to also explore a number of SPSS tutorials that she has made available for free access at http://www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences/spsstutorial/index.php.

Gini is also currently responsible for overseeing the Research Methods teaching across the entire Psychology qualification at the Open University.


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
The day includes tea and coffee breaks along with a break for lunch.
Food is not provided, but there is a coffee shop downstairs and outlets nearby where you can purchase food and drink or alternatively please feel free to bring your own.
The cost of this day includes a drink voucher that can be exchanged in the coffee shop for a tea/coffee/soft drink.


Our seminar will be held in

Birkbeck, University of London,

Malet St (Torrington Square Entrance),


London WC1E 7HX.


There is easy access to the building and to all rooms from street level.

Travel and directions

Birkbeck is surrounded by Tube and mainline rail stations, the closest are Russell Square, Tottenham Court Road, King's Cross/St Pancras and Euston. 

Many buses pass down nearby Gower Street or go via Russell Square. 

Click here for directions to Birkbeck.



Places for this seminar are limited to 60 attendees and we anticipate that these are likely to sell out.

We strongly recommend booking this event in advance and cannot guarantee that places will be available on the day.

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