COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


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Course Name
Developing a Research Project in Psychology
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 497
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course is aim to understand the role of experimentation in psychology and learn about experimental design to understand and apply statistical principles in research design (not calculation of statistics). The course spesifically aimed to teach students to conduct a psychology research from the begining to the end. This course is also covers accessing and using psychological databases (e.g., EJournal Finder and psycINFO), gaining experience proposing and conducting your own psychological research and learning how to write a scientific report in APA format.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be to write a complete research proposal.
  • Will able to write an Abstract; a well formulated Introduction Section which reviews the relevant literature of the relationships between the constructs to be studied, builds a logical argument for the study, and clearly develops the rationale for each of the explicitly stated (directional) hypotheses and research questions.
  • Method Section will be albe to write which describes in detail how the study should be done (procedure), participant selection criteria, and background on instruments.
  • Will able to write a Reference Section according APA style.
  • Will able to report Appendices as needed for supporting material.
Course Content It sia aimded to introduce conducting a psychology research from literature review to writing a research proposal with necessary other procedure that is needed.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Syllabus and introduction the goals of the course
2 Introduction of different research designs Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
3 Giving instructions about what kind of research project are expected from them Dunn, D. A short guide to writing about psychology (2nd ed.). New York: Pearson Education, Inc: 2007.
4 Say a few words (briefly) about your project and what you need to make it go. Shaughnessy, J.J., Zechmeister, E.B., & Zechmeister, J.S. Research methods in psychology (7th ed.). Boston: McGrawHill Higher Education.: 2006.
5 Discussing the flows about the proposed research Projects and try to solve the possible flows DeVellis, R. F. Scale development: Theory and applications (2nd ed.). Newbury Park, CA: Sage: 2003
6 Review of the Semester  
7 Review of the Semester  
8 Review of the Semester  
9 Review of the Semester  
10 Review of the Semester  
11 Review of the Semester  
12 Review of the Semester  
13 Review of the Semester  
14 Review of the Semester  
15 Review of the Semester  
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Textbooks Aforementioned book’s Related chapters and power point slides
References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
40
Final / Oral Exam
1
50
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
2
50
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
50
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
10
Presentation / Jury
Project
20
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
Final / Oral Exam
1
20
    Total
100

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to assess psychological concepts and perspectives, interpret and evaluate data using scientific methods X
2 To be able to develop a curiosity and interest towards the mind and its phenomena, to possess a sense of critical and scientific reflexion and ability to analyze new information. X
3 Ability to make use of theoretical and applied knowledge in local and global levels. X
4 To have a basic knowledge of other disciplines that can contribute to psychology and to be able to make use of this knowledge X
5 To possess and value societal, scientific and ethical principles in collecting, interpreting and publishing psychological data X
6 To have knowledge of how psychology is positioned as a scientific discipline from a historical perspective, and to know with what methods it views behavioural and mental processes X
7 To be able to distinguish between the emphases of fundamental theories and perspectives of psychology (behavioural, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, humanistic, psychodynamic and sociocultural) and compare and express their differences and similarities, contributions and limitations X
8 The competence to share psychological knowledge based and qualitative and quantitative data with experts and lay people, using effective communication skills X
9 To have the awareness of interpersonal and societal problems and phenomena and adopt this awareness in psychological problems and researches. X
10 Competence to make use of applied and theoretical psychological knowledge to make contributions to industrial development and provide solutions to problems X
11 To possess essential knowledge of techniques and instrumentation for psychological measurement and evaluation X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest