PSY402 Experimental Psychology

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
PSY402 Experimental Psychology 2 1 6 Monday 15:00-15:50, Wednesday 12:00-13:50
Prerequisite PSY211 It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Mersiha Jusić Office Hours / Room / Phone
E-mail mjusic@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives Experimental Psychology offers thorough introduction into basic principles of research in psychology, covering key principles of research design. It equips students with competency to apply these principles within the context of concrete examples, and develops their skill to design and conduct an experiment, analyze and interpret the results, and structure the research report. Students will be able to critically reflect on classical and recent psychological studies. After the successful completion of the course, students will be able to: Identify and explain basic principles in experimental and non-experimental research design Understand internal and external validity of a particular research Explain and critically analyze different experimental designs Create research proposal layouts in accordance with research principles and ethical guidelines
Textbook Myers, A. & Hansen, C. (2012). Experimental Psychology, 7th Ed., Wadsworth, Cengage Learning
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Explain the logic of experimental and nonexperimental research
  2. Explain how different sources of extraneous and confounding variables impair valid conclusions
  3. Compare and contrast several different experimental designs
  4. Evaluate the internal and external validity of research designs
  5. Conduct in-class nonexperimental and experimental research exercises
Teaching Methods Lectures, videos, documentaries, combined with class discussions with examples of particular research studies. Demonstrations and group work on tasks relevant to the course objective. Individual research projects.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction to Experimental Psychology. Course overview.
Week 2 Experimental Psychology and the Scientific Method. Science and Pseudoscience Chapter 1
Week 3 Research Ethics Chapter 2
Week 4 Alternatives to Experimentation. Nonexperimental Designs Chapter 3
Week 5 Surveys and Interviews Chapter 4
Week 6 Correlational and Quasi-Experimental Designs Chapter 5
Week 7 Midterm Exam
Week 8 Formulating the Hypothesis Chapter 6
Week 9 The Basics of Experimentation. Controlling Extraneous Variables Chapter 7-8
Week 10 Basic Between Subjects Designs Chapter 9
Week 11 Between-Subjects Factorial Designs Chapter 10
Week 12 Within Subjects Designs Chapters 11-12
Week 13 Data Analysis Chapters 13-14
Week 14 Drawing Conclusions Chapter 15
Week 15 Research Report. Format and Major Sections Chapter 16
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1,2,3
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Midterm Exam 1 25 1,2,3
Research Proposal 1 15 2,3,4
Class Participation 1 20 all
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 14 42 Midterm Exam 5 7 35
Home Study 1 5 5 Final Exam 7 9 63
Assignments 1 5 5
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 21/02/2020
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