COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Research Methods in Psychology
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 205
Fall
2
2
3
7
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The goal of this course is to provide students with necessary theoretical and practical knowledge base for psychological research methods. The course will include not only quantitative research techniques, but also qualitative procedures. The emphasize is placed on the acquisition of a first hand experience of scientific research by the students.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Identify what constitutes a scientific approach to psychology, and of the differences between common sense and psychological explanations of human behaviour
  • List a range of research methods in psychology and their appropriate use
  • Discuss ethical issues in the design and conduct of psychology enquiry.
  • Construct arguments with appropriate use of psychological concepts, theories and evidence.
  • Interpret, use and evaluate different kinds of evidence.
  • Compare conceptual arguments, particularly psychological explanations derived from different theoretical and conceptual frameworks.
  • Elaborate a range of research strategies and methods used by psychologists.
  • Explore hypotheses, using appropriate psychological theories and evidence.
Course Content This course has been designed to create and promote basic strategies and methods for scientific understanding and inquiry.

 



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 Psychology and Scientific Methods Shaughnessy, J. J. Zechmeister, E. B., & Zechmeister J. S. (2012). Research Methods in Psychology. NY: McGraw Hill, Co. Inc.
2 Psychology and Ethics Shaughnessy, J. J. Zechmeister, E. B., & Zechmeister J. S. (2012). Research Methods in Psychology. NY: McGraw Hill, Co. Inc.
3 Observing Behavior, Naturalistic and Systematic Observations Shaughnessy, J. J. Zechmeister, E. B., & Zechmeister J. S. (2012). Research Methods in Psychology. NY: McGraw Hill, Co. Inc.
4 Survey Studies Shaughnessy, J. J. Zechmeister, E. B., & Zechmeister J. S. (2012). Research Methods in Psychology. NY: McGraw Hill, Co. Inc.
5 Midterm I Shaughnessy, J. J. Zechmeister, E. B., & Zechmeister J. S. (2012). Research Methods in Psychology. NY: McGraw Hill, Co. Inc.
6 Experimental Methods Shaughnessy, J. J. Zechmeister, E. B., & Zechmeister J. S. (2012). Research Methods in Psychology. NY: McGraw Hill, Co. Inc.
7 Experimental Methods Shaughnessy, J. J. Zechmeister, E. B., & Zechmeister J. S. (2012). Research Methods in Psychology. NY: McGraw Hill, Co. Inc.
8 Experimental Methods Shaughnessy, J. J. Zechmeister, E. B., & Zechmeister J. S. (2012). Research Methods in Psychology. NY: McGraw Hill, Co. Inc.
9 Midterm II Shaughnessy, J. J. Zechmeister, E. B., & Zechmeister J. S. (2012). Research Methods in Psychology. NY: McGraw Hill, Co. Inc.
10 Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches Shaughnessy, J. J. Zechmeister, E. B., & Zechmeister J. S. (2012). Research Methods in Psychology. NY: McGraw Hill, Co. Inc.
11 Case Studies, Archival Research Shaughnessy, J. J. Zechmeister, E. B., & Zechmeister J. S. (2012). Research Methods in Psychology. NY: McGraw Hill, Co. Inc.
12 Multiple Methods Shaughnessy, J. J. Zechmeister, E. B., & Zechmeister J. S. (2012). Research Methods in Psychology. NY: McGraw Hill, Co. Inc.
13 Reliability and Structural Consistency in Measurement Shaughnessy, J. J. Zechmeister, E. B., & Zechmeister J. S. (2012). Research Methods in Psychology. NY: McGraw Hill, Co. Inc.
14 Overview of the semester Shaughnessy, J. J. Zechmeister, E. B., & Zechmeister J. S. (2012). Research Methods in Psychology. NY: McGraw Hill, Co. Inc.
15 Overview of the semster
16 Final
Course Textbooks Book chapters outlined above, recent articles holding current scientific enquiries in psychology, and .ppt presentations.
References All of the prestigious journal that publish psychological research.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
20
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
40
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
3
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
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
20
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
20
Final / Oral Exam
1
28
    Total
168

 

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

 

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