sap course 1497450520

Course Code & Number:

PSY 203

Course Title:

Research Methods I

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(2+2+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 7 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

Theorectical knoledge of research methods and technigues in psychology, hypothesizing and sampling.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: PSY 104 OR PSY 102
Co-requisites: NONE
Semester: 
Fall
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Compulsory
Required Reading: 
Christensen, L. B., Johnson, B. R., & Turner, R. A. (2014). Research Methods, Design, and Analysis (12th Ed.). Pearson. Beins, B. C. (2009). Research Methods: A Tool for Life. (2nd ed). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Extended Description: 

This course provides students with an understanding of different research methods in behavioral sciences. Topics to be covered include the logic of scientific research, the issues that must be considered in conducting research and different types of methods to study behavioral phenomena. At the end of this course, students are expected to design qualified research, understand the strengths and limitations of research methods, critically assess information about human behavior presented in both academic and non-academic resources (e.g., the popular media), and acquire proficiency in scientific writing

Design Content: 

if relevant for the course

Computer Usage: 
if relevant for the course
Learning Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Understand the fundamental concepts and procedures related to scientific research in behavioral area.

2. Understand, identify, and discriminate between different types of inference frequently made in psychological research (frequency, association, and causal claims).

3. Understand, identify, and discriminate among different types of validity (i.e., construct, internal, external, and statistical validity) and apply these concepts to assess various claims.

4. Identify factors that influence the reliability, generalizability, and replicability of behavioral research.

5. Identify and apply ethical guidelines to behavioral research. Recognize when ethical principles have been violated and know how to take action in such circumstances.

6. Search literature using PsycINFO, Pubmed, Scopus, and other literature search engines, and using scientific writing style (e.g., APA, IEEE) to write and cite research papers.

7. Critically evaluate evidence and claims arising in the behavioral sciences and the popular press. 8. Develop their skills in scientific communication.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Questioning
Reading
Demonstrating
Problem Solving
Collaborating
Video Presentations
Oral Presentation
Web Searching
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Test / Exam
Quiz/Homework
Presentation (Oral/Poster)

Student Workload:

Quizzes /Homeworks
15
hrs
Midterm Exam 1
25
hrs
Final Exam
35
hrs
Report on a Topic
10
hrs
Oral Presentation
10
hrs
Others
115
hrs

Prepared By:

Melike Sayıl

Revised By:

Tuba Dumrul