COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


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Course Name
Conducting and Reporting a Research Project in Psychology
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 498
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 able to develop a research problem
  • Will be able to compile testable hypothesis to study the research problem
  • Will be able to develop and implement necessary research setup and measurement tools
  • Will be able to form a research sample by employing an appropriate sampling technique
  • Will be able to carry out data acquisition processes meticuluously
  • Will be able to analyze the data obtained by proper statistical analysis techniques
  • Will be able to report the findings of the study in APA proper
  • Will be able to prepare and present a 20 minute presentation on the project
  • Will be able to prepare a scientific poster in APA style
  • Will be able to write a manuscript in APA style
Course Content Conducting a psychology research from research proposal to completing a research with a manuscript with all necessary procedures.

 



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 Developing research problem and proposal presentations Liteature review
3 Using research measurementsDeveloping research problem and proposal presentations Liteature review
4 Presentations of research proposals and methodological considerations Liteature review
5 Completion of research method and development of experimental setups. Manuals: SuperLab, DirectRT, E-Prime, Visual Basic 6.0
6 Finishing up with experimental apparatus and measurement tools Manuals: SuperLab, DirectRT, E-Prime, Visual Basic 6.0
7 Working on sampling procedures, deciding technique of analysis and beginning of collecting data Shaughnessy, J.J., Zechmeister, E.B., & Zechmeister, (2006). J.S. Research methods in psychology (7th ed.). Boston: McGrawHill Higher Education.
8 Data acquisition Sullivan, J. L., & Feldman, S. Multiple indicators: An introduction Newbury Park, CA: Sage.: 1979
9 Data analysis Andrew, F. M., Klem, L., Davidson, T. N., O'Malley, P. M. & Rodgers, W. L. (1981). A guide for selecting statistical techniques for analyzing social science data
10 Reporting and visualizing of the research findings Field, A. (2011) Discovering Statistics Using SPSS. NY: Sage Publications
11 Beginning of writing a manuscript, and beginning of prepare of 20 minute talk
12 Continuing working on manuscript, and completion of 20 minute talk Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
13 Completion of manuscript, beginning of working on the poster Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
14 Finishing up with poster preparation
15 Submitting the project with all necessary components
16 Revising the semester
Course Textbooks Aforementioned book’s related chapters and power point slides
References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
20
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
30
Project
1
50
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
2
60
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
40
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
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
Project
1
26
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
74

 

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