PSY202 Research Methods in Psychology

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
PSY202 Research Methods in Psychology 2 1 6 Tuesday 9.00-10.50 Thu 9.00-9.50
Prerequisite PSY103 It is a prerequisite to
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Course Objectives To provide students with fundamental knowledge of research methods and skills used in psychology; basic and applied research, laboratory and field research and qualitative and quantitative research. To introduce students to selection criteria necessary for evaluating research, including analyzing published instruments, and conducting independent research To facilitate students understanding of how using valid scientific methods can improve and create knowledge in the field of psychology. To guide and mentor students in developing, completing, writing, and presenting a valid and ethical research proposal
Textbook Shaughnessy J.J., Zechmeister E.B., Zechmeister J.S. (2009), Research Methods in Psychology, New York: McGraw Hill. and Frost., N. (2011). Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology: Combining Core Approaches. New York: McGraw-Hill Education
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate solid basic knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodology in psychology and critically evaluate different approaches
  2. Exercise critical judgment in evaluating published research in psychology and related fields.
  3. Apply research methods and designs skills and knowledge gained to answer questions about psychology in terms of developing simple research project
  4. Articulate and apply ethical guidelines to psychological research. Identify when those guidelines may have been violated and know how to follow guidelines
Teaching Methods Class discussions with examples. Active tutorial sessions for engaged learning and continuous feedback on progress. During semester students will be evaluated through their continuous work. Students will have final exam, midterm exam, one quiz and research project.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introductory lecture/course overview
Week 2 Introductory lecture
Week 3 The scientific method (fallacy) relevant chapters from the textbook, articles
Week 4 Ethical issues (study analysis) relevant chapters from the textbook, articles
Week 5 Research, basic steps and sampling  (plagiarism) relevant chapters from the textbook, articles
Week 6 Quiz relevant chapters from the textbook, articles
Week 7 Main quantitative designs I (experimental) (draw an experiment) relevant chapters from the textbook, articles
Week 8 Main quantitative designs II (descriptive and nonexperimental)  (observation) relevant chapters from the textbook, articles
Week 9 MIDTERM EXAM relevant chapters from the textbook, articles
Week 10 Main qualitative designs I (s.questions) relevant chapters from the textbook, articles
Week 11 Main qualitative designs II relevant chapters from the textbook, articles
Week 12 qualitative data collection (fg +interview) relevant chapters from the textbook, articles
Week 13 Active tutorial (famous studies) relevant chapters from the textbook, articles
Week 14 Analyzing and reporting research project
Week 15 Analyzing and reporting research project
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 30 1,2,3,4
Semester Evaluation Compenents
In-term Exam 1 20 2,4
Research Project 1 20 3
Assignments 2 10 1,2,3,4
Quiz 1 20 2
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 2 14 28 Home Study 1 14 14
Assignments and quiz 5 4 20 Assignments and quiz 5 4 20
Active Tutorials 1 14 14 Final Exam Study 15 2 30
Home Study 1 14 14 Home Study 1 14 14
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 04/03/2020
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