Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
707002402010RESEARCH METHODS IICompulsory246
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course provides students basic knowledge about descriptive and correlational methods, surveys, sampling techniques and questionnaires. The course also aims to teach developmental models and how to establish a research question about psychology, carry out a survey as a team and report/present the findings.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sonia AMADO
Learning Outcomes
1Understanding principles of research methods
2Adopting scientific research methods.
3Understanding the techniques used for experimental control in psychology.
4Establishing scientific problems and hypothesis
5Using library and internet for research purposes
6Setting research design
7Writing a research report
8Reading, understanding and criticizing an article
9Comprehending the relationship between statistical methods and research designs.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
none
Recommended Optional Programme Components
none
Course Contents
Quasi-experimental methods, preparation of questionnaires, sampling and application in surveys, observation techniques, developmental methods, ethics, presentation of the surveys.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Survey Research: Sampling Forming groups & Reading -CH.5 (Shaughnessy)
2Writing questionnaire itemsDetermining the subject of your research & Reading - CH.5 (Shaughnessy)
3Questionnaire construction and administration Writing the items, Determining the advisor student or research assistant & Group study & Reading-CH.5(Shaughnessy)
4Observation Reading- CH.4 (Shaughnessy ) & Observation Article (1)
5Observation Reading- CH.4 (Shaughnessy ) & Observation Article (2)
6Survey research desings: Cross-sectional and longitudinal designs Reading-CH.5(Shaughnessy) & Longitudinal Article (3)
7Quasi-experimental designReading-CH10 (Shaughnessy)
8Midterm Exam
9Correlational methods Reading- CH8 (Goodwin) & Correlation article (4)
10Single subject DesignsReading- CH.9 (Shaughnessy) & Single subject article (5)
11Analysis SPSS, coding
12Qualitative methods Class study
13Research ethics Reading -CH.3 ( Shaughnessy) & Student presentations (6)
14Survey presentationsPoster presentation
Recommended or Required Reading
Shaughnessy, J. & Zechmeister, J. (2015) Research Methods in Psychology 7/e. McGraw Hill. Christensen, L. (2009). Experimental Methodology. Allyn & Bacon Kantowitz, B.H., Roediger II, H.L., & Elmes, D.G. (2012). Deneysel Psikoloji. Çeviri: Er, N., Duyan, Y.A., 2013. Nobel yayınları, Ankara. Solso, R.L., & Homer, R.J. (1989). Psikolojide Deneysel Yönteme Giriş: Vaka Yaklaşımı (Çeviri Ed. Ayçiçeği,A) Hovardaroğlu, S. (2007). Davranış Bilimleri için Araştırma Teknikleri. Hatiboğlu Basımevi. Ankara. (Tel: 312 2234801) Amerikan Psikoloji Derneği Yazım Kılavuzu (5. basım) (2009). Kaktüs Yayınları, İstanbul. Psikoloji Terimleri Sözlüğü. Psikologlar Derneği Yayınları
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
none
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures12448
Field Work12525
Report Preparation12525
Report Presentation11010
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11414
Reading14342
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)180
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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