PSY514 Research Designs and Academic Writing in Psychology

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
PSY514 Research Designs and Academic Writing in Psychology 3 0 6 Thursday 17:00-20:00
Prerequisite None It is a prerequisite to

None

Lecturer Orkun Aydın Office Hours / Room / Phone
Monday:
9:00-12:00
Wednesday:
9:00-12:00
B F2.23
E-mail oaydin@ius.edu.ba
Assistant None Assistant E-mail oaydin@ius.edu.ba
Course Objectives This course is designed to develop and sharpen your academic and professional writing skills and strategies in clinical psychology field. Our global aims encompass cultivating selected print and digital literacies necessary for successful written communication in academic, professional, and workplace settings where you may interact with fellow experts in medicine and related scientific disciplines.
Textbook Writing for Psychology: A guide for psychology concentrators, Shelley H. Carson, Harvard College Publications, 2012.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Use top-down, bottom-up, and interactive reading strategies in selected scientific texts.
  2. Question and critique text content, rhetorical structure, and authors’ purposes
  3. Apply genre awareness by understanding texts, contexts, and the roles of readers and writers
  4. Gather reliable and useful information for writing by conducting effective searches.
  5. Summarize, paraphrase, and quote effectively from authoritative sources.
Teaching Methods Class will entail lectures, discussions, and practice exercises for guided concept learning and for feedback on progress toward the mastery of class objectives. Course delivery is performed via online platform Microsoft Teams.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction, syllabus presentation, course presentation
Week 2 How to read sources critically?(Introduction) Chapter 1
Week 3 How to read sources critically?(Method) Chapter 1
Week 4 How to read sources critically?(Result) Chapter 1
Week 5 How to read sources critically?(Discussion)&QUIZ-1 Chapter 1
Week 6 How to write introduction and method section? Chapter 1
Week 7 Midterm Exam
Week 8 Creating bibliography and reference writing Chapter 2
Week 9 How to write result section? Chapter 2
Week 10 How to write discussion section? Chapter 2
Week 11 Academic honesty&Finding the appropriate journal Chapter 3
Week 12 Do's and Don'ts in academic writing&QUIZ-2 Chapter 3
Week 13 How to apply for IRB? Supplementary paper
Week 14 How to apply for grant? Supplementary paper
Week 15 Review of the previous chapters Chapter 1&2&3
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1,2,3,4,5
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Midterm Exam 1 30 1,2,3,4,5
Quiz-1 1 15 1,2
Quiz-2 1 15 1,4,5
***     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 2 5 10 Final report 7 9 63
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 06/11/2020
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