FSS:PSYb1120 Research methods - Course Information
PSYb1120 Research methods in psychologyFaculty of Social Studies
- Extent and Intensity
- 1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- doc. PhDr. Martin Vaculík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Stanislav Ježek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Hana Macháčková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Mgr. Jakub Procházka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tomáš Kratochvíl (assistant)
- Guaranteed by
- doc. PhDr. Martin Vaculík, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: doc. PhDr. Martin Vaculík, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
- each even Monday 8:00–9:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka
- Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PSYb1120/03: each odd Monday 8:00–9:40 U23, M. Vaculík
PSYb1120/04: each odd Monday 10:00–11:40 U23, S. Ježek
- Prerequisites (in Czech)
- ! PSY112 Research methods && ( PSY117 Statistics || PSYb1170 )
- 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
- there are 38 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- 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.
- 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
- required literature
- GOODWIN, C. James. Research in psychology : methods and design. 5th ed. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2007. xxiii, 597. ISBN 9780471763833. info
- Úvod do metodologie psychologického výzkumu :jak zkoumat lidskou duši. Edited by Ján Ferjenčík - Petr Bakalář. 1. vyd. Praha: Portál, 2000. 255 s. ISBN 80-7178-367-6. 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
- Teaching methods
- Lectures; Team work on research project; Feedback on projects; Discussion at seminars.
- Assessment methods
- Assessment of the final research project (40 p);
Two multiple-choice tests (15 p);
Final written exam (20 p);
Seminars are obligatory (5 form 6). Multiple-choice tests contain theoretical questions. Final exam contain applied questions based on short research report.
To pass the course, student needs to meet all deadlines, finish both multiple-choice tests, get at least 20 p. form the project, at least 10 p. from the final exam and at least 35 p. together.
A (63 and more), B (62 – 56), C (55 – 49), D (48 – 42), E (41 – 35), F (34 and less).
- Language of instruction
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
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