PS_BA027 Research practice

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Čeněk Šašinka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Vojtěch Juřík, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Zdenka Stránská, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: PhDr. Irena Komendová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Tue 15:50–17:25 G24
Biology, General psychology I, General psychology II, Statistical methods I, Statistical methods II, Methodology I, Methodology II, Neuroscience
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
Course objectives
The goal of the course is to make students familiar with the possibilities of using modern psychological research methods. Students acquaint overview over possibilities and limits of chosen methods. Selected methods will be presented in more detail.
Learning outcomes
After this course student will be able to:
- identify modern trends in psychological research;
- describe and understand principles of modern technologies used for behavioral research;
- suggest original research design with the use of selected technology;
- perform small-size psychological research with the use of selected technology and summarize it in seminar work
  • 1. Eye-tracking studies with Remote Eyetracking system 2. Eye-tracking studies with mobile devices (eyetracking glasses) 3. Research and diagnostics of writing with the use of graphic tablets 4. Neurophysiological research methods (EEG, fNIRS) 5. Physiological corelates in research (blood pressure, heart rate, skin resistance) 6. Computed based experiments (e.g. SW Hypothesis) 7. Mixed research methods in travel behaviour research (using tracking třechnology) 8. Motion Capture System 9. Research in Virtual Reality
    recommended literature
  • Kandel - Schwartz - Jessell (eds.) (2000). Principles of Neuroscience. McGraw-Hill.
  • Fisher, W. W. a Mazur, J. E. (1997). Basic and applied research on choice responding. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 30 (3), 387–410.
  • POOLE, A., & L. J. BALL (2004). Eye Tracking in Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Research: Current Status and Future Prospects [online]. Lancaster University, UK: Psychology Department. Dostupné z:
  • Faber, J. (1997). EEG atlas do kapsy. Praha: Triton.
  • DUSCHOWSKI, A. T. (2007). Eye tracking, Methodology, Theory and Practice. Springer – Verlag London Limited, 2007, 321 pp.
  • Rayner, K. (1998). Eye movements in reading and information processing: 20 years of research. Psychological Bulletin, 124, 372–422.
  • Barlas, Y. (1996). Formal aspects of model validity and validation in system dynamics. System Dynamics Review, 12(3), 183–210.
  • Popelka, S., Voženílek, V. “Specifying of Requirements for Spatio-Temporal Data in Map by Eye-Tracking and Space-Time-Cube”, in Proceedings of International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2012), Singapore, 2012.
  • Asakura, Y. a Hato, E. (2009).Tracking individual travel behaviour using mobile phones: recent technological development. R. Kitamura, T. Yoshii, T. Yamamoto (Eds.). The Expanding Sphere of Travel Behaviour Research
  • Miller, J. H. a Page. S. E. (2007). Complex adaptive systems: An introduction to computational models of social life. Princeton, Woodstock: Princenton university press.
  • Clifton, K. J. a Handy, S. L. (2001). Qualitative methods in travel behaviour research. International conference on Transport survey quality and Innovation. Retreived on Januar 4 2013 from
  • HOLMQVIST, K., NYSTRÖM, M., ANDERSSON, R., DEWHURST, R., HALSZKA, J., VAN DE WEIJER, J. (2011). Eye tracking: A comprehensive guide to methods and measures. Oxford University Press, 560 pp.
    not specified
  • Rosenblum, S., Weiss, P. L., & Parush, S. (2004). Handwriting evaluation for developmental dysgraphia: Process versus product. Reading and writing, 17(5), 433-458.
Teaching methods
Individual themes will be presented first and afterwards selected ethods will be described in more detail. Students will elaborated associated topic in group work.
Assessment methods
seminar paper
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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