PSYb1120 Research methods in psychology

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Teacher(s)
doc. Mgr. Stanislav Ježek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jan Širůček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jaroslav Gottfried (seminar tutor)
Bc. et Bc. Andrea Stašková (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Stanislav Ježek, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Timetable
Mon 12. 10. 8:00–9:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Mon 26. 10. 8:00–9:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Mon 9. 11. 8:00–9:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Mon 23. 11. 8:00–9:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Mon 7. 12. 8:00–9:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Mon 11. 1. 8:00–9:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PSYb1120/01: Mon 12. 10. 16:00–17:40 U33, Mon 26. 10. 16:00–17:40 U33, Mon 9. 11. 16:00–17:40 U33, Mon 23. 11. 16:00–17:40 U33, Mon 7. 12. 16:00–17:40 U33, Mon 11. 1. 16:00–17:40 U33, S. Ježek, A. Stašková
PSYb1120/02: Mon 12. 10. 16:00–17:40 U53, Mon 26. 10. 16:00–17:40 U53, Mon 9. 11. 16:00–17:40 U53, Mon 23. 11. 16:00–17:40 U53, Mon 7. 12. 16:00–17:40 U53, Mon 11. 1. 16:00–17:40 U53, J. Gottfried, J. Širůček
PSYb1120/03: Mon 19. 10. 16:00–17:40 U53, Mon 2. 11. 16:00–17:40 U53, Mon 16. 11. 16:00–17:40 U53, Mon 30. 11. 16:00–17:40 U53, Mon 14. 12. 16:00–17:40 U53, Mon 4. 1. 16:00–17:40 U53, S. Ježek, A. Stašková
PSYb1120/04: Mon 19. 10. 16:00–17:40 U41, Mon 2. 11. 16:00–17:40 U41, Mon 16. 11. 16:00–17:40 U41, Mon 30. 11. 16:00–17:40 U41, Mon 14. 12. 16:00–17:40 U41, Mon 4. 1. 16:00–17:40 U41, J. Gottfried, J. Širůček
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! PSY112 Research methods && ( PSY117 Statistics || PSYb1170 Statistics )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The main aim of this course is to introduce students essentials of psychological research. During this course students are taught how to conduct psychological research and how to review research reports.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
a. propose and conduct a psychological research project;
b. formulate research goals, research questions and hypotheses;
c. choose appropriate research design;
d. choose appropriate sampling method and data collection method;
e. work with scientific literature according to standards;
f. write research report.
Syllabus
  • The course is organized as a series of biweekly topics which include lectures, seminars, homework and required reading.
  • 1. The science of psychology, research ideas and hypothesis, ethics
  • 2-3. Research designs - nonexperimental and experimental designs
  • 4. Research methods
  • 5. Sampling
  • 6. Writing research report, publication standards
Literature
    required literature
  • GOODWIN, Kerri A. and C. James GOODWIN. Research in psychology : methods and design. Eight edition. Hoboken: Wiley Custom, 2018. xx, 455. ISBN 9781119510239. info
    recommended literature
  • SHAUGHNESSY, John J., Eugene B. ZECHMEISTER and Jeanne S. ZECHMEISTER. Research methods in psychology. 7th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2006. xiv, 578. ISBN 0071116559. info
    not specified
  • Úvod do metodologie psychologického výzkumu : jak zkoumat lidskou duši. Translated by Petr Bakalář, Illustrated by Ján Ferjenčík. Vyd. 2. Praha: Portál, 2010. 255 s. ISBN 9788073678159. info
Teaching methods
Lectures; Team work on research project; Feedback on projects; Discussion at seminars.
Assessment methods
Assessment of the final research project (50 points);
Final written exam (50 points);

Seminars are obligatory (5 from 6). Final exam consists of theory and applied questions based on short research report.

To pass the course, student needs to meet all deadlines, get at least 25 p. for the project, at least 25 p. for the final exam and at least 50 p. together.

Grades:
A: >89b , B: >79b, C: >69b, D: >59b, E: >49b, F: < 50b.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019.
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