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DE300 Experimental Project Online Day (1)

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DE300 Experimental Project Online Day   (1)
DE300 Experimental Project Online Day   (1)

Time & Location

10 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 12:50

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About the event

**Bookings will close at 11.50pm on 8th March and links to the event for those booked will be sent out on 9th March **

Using Experimental methods for your final-year project

This session of our DE300 Online Consolidation Day is for students who have chosen to use Experimental methods in their final-year project.

Please note that while we are unable to address individual projects, this event will cover all the relevant topic areas of the module for the Experimental approach.


The session will start at 10.00am, and will comprise three 45-min talks with 15-min breaks.

10.00-10.45am Introduction

11.00-11.45am Method, Results and Discussion sections

12.00-12.45pm Writing up your report


  • ·Fiona Essig: I completed my undergraduate degree (BSc 1st class honours) in cognitive science at the University of Westminster. This was followed by an MSc in psychological research methods (distinction) and a PhD in cognitive psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. My PhD title was ‘Cognitive control in verbal task switching’. I conducted a number of experiments to explore the parameters of a verbal response task-switching task using overlearned sequences of words e.g., numbers and days, to switch between, proposing a model of cognitive control for the task. I have worked for the Open University since 2006, mostly on psychology modules but also teaching associated topics in WELS and STEM. I have taught all of the core modules (DE100, DE200 and DE300) and previously taught on DD303, the year 3 cognitive psychology module. I have supervised student projects for the entirety of my time with the university. I have also taught and acted as a course director on a cognitive psychology undergraduate certificate course at the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge. Currently I also teach on the BSc psychology programme at King’s College London. My research focuses on task-switching and multitasking, particularly using language tasks and everyday tasks. I hold Chartered status with the BPS and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In my spare time I go to the theatre, concerts, galleries and museums. I am an avid collector of Funko Pop figures and houseplants, and am currently building a dollhouse.



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