Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
707002412010RESEARCH METHODS ICompulsory235
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objective of this course is to give knowledge about the principles and concepts of scientific method; descriptive, experimental and quasi-experimental methods; designing experiments and sampling. The course also aims to give students basic understanding about validity and reliability of measurement tools, to teach how to read and criticize a scientific paper and how to write a scientific report.
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.
4Esthablishing scientific problems and hpothesises
5Using library and internet for research purposes
6Setting of a research design
7Writing a research report
8Reading, understanding and criticizing an article
9Comprehend the relationships between fundamental statistical methods and research design.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
none
Recommended Optional Programme Components
none
Course Contents
Characterictics of scentific method, experimental and descriptive methods, how to establish scientific problems and hypothesises, scientific search using internet, experimental control, validity and reliability, definition, measurement and classification of variables, writing scientific reports.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Scientific MethodCHAPTER 1- Christensen
2Scientific Method (cont.). CHAPTER 2- Shaughnessy
3Experimental research CHAPTER 3- Christensen & Class Exercise 1
4Problem identification and Hypothesis formationCHAPTER 4- Christensen & Class Exercise 2
5Variables used in experimentationCHAPTER 6- Christensen & Article 1
6Variables used in experimentation CHAPTER 6- Christensen & Article 2
7Experimental Control CHAPTER 7-8- Christensen & Article 3 & Article summary hand in
8APA style Exercise 3, TPD article
9Midterm exam
10Teqniques for achieving constancyCHAPTER 9 Christensen & Article 4 & Research proposal hand in (problem+ hypothesis+ references)
11Techniques for achieving constancy(cont.)CHAPTER 9- Christensen & Article 5
12Experimental Research designCHAPTER 10- Christensen & Article 6
13How to report your StudyCHAPTER 15- Christensen & Class study on your hypothesis and design
14Experimental Research design CHAPTER 10- Christensen & Class Exercise 4 Research proposal hand in final
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
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
none
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures12336
Report Preparation21020
Report Presentation155
Project Preparation12020
Individual Study for Mid term Examination144
Individual Study for Final Examination11111
Reading12448
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)150
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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