The School invests heavily in its psychological research facilities. Continual investment means that students and staff have access to a range of specialist equipment including portable and static eye-tracking equipment, virtual reality technology, physiological measures such as EEG as well as a large library of standardised tests and measures.
Psychology has a number of dedicated laboratory spaces which are used for staff and student research and practical teaching sessions. These include:
- Three group rooms equipped with twin, wall-mounted, HD cameras and unidirectional microphones, recording to a secure hard-drive
- Data control room for secure storage and analysis of video data from group rooms
- Eight individual testing labs with desktop PCs running specialist software for psychological testing and analysis
- Large networked computer lab with specialist software
Our laboratories are supported by an award-winning technical support team.
The following guides outline how use some of the equipment and software available within the School of Psychological and Social Sciences.
- Biopac: Electrodermal Activity (PDF 0.3 MB)
- E-Prime: Introduction (PDF 0.2 MB)
- E-Prime: Creating a basic experiment (PDF 0.6 MB)
- E-Prime: Modifying scripts (PDF 0.5 MB)
- E-Prime: E-Merge & E-DataAid (PDF 0.4 MB)
- Express Scribe Pro (PDF 0.3 MB)
- Qualtrics: Creating a basic survey (PDF 0.5MB)
- Qualtrics: Downloading data into SPSS (PDF 0.2 MB)
- Questionnaires: Reverse scoring (PDF 0.3 MB)
- SPSS: Transferring Excel data into SPSS (PDF 0.5 MB)
- SPSS: Checking your data for errors (PDF 0.3 MB)
- SPSS: Recoding data (PDF 0.5 MB)
- SPSS: Computing scores (PDF 0.4 MB)
Further advice and training on using the specialist equipment is available from the Specialist Technical Team.
Please email one of the Technicians in the School of Psychological and Social Sciences for information about the specialist equipment available and how to access it.