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).
Taught in person.
- doc. Mgr. Stanislav Ježek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- doc. Mgr. Stanislav Ježek, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
- Mon 20. 9. 8:00–9:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Mon 4. 10. 8:00–9:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Mon 18. 10. 8:00–9:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Mon 1. 11. 8:00–9:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Mon 15. 11. 8:00–9:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka, Mon 29. 11. 8:00–9:40 P51 Posluchárna V. Čermáka
- Timetable of Seminar Groups:
- 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
- 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, 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. URL 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.
A: >89b , B: >79b, C: >69b, D: >59b, E: >49b, F: < 50b.
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
- Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
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